Yesterday was my birthday, and I know some people can’t appreciate that, but I can. Yesterday marked another year that I am still here on this Earth. It’s the start of another year that I have to try new things, another year to accomplish new goals, and another year to make a difference. I can already tell that this is going to be the best year I’ve had in a long time. I am in a much better place in my recovery and my hope for the future. These past couple of months I have met so many supportive people, whom I now consider my “family.” We all have our biological families, but then we have our “chosen families.” My family has grown so much and I feel surrounded by support and love. How can I quit now when I have so many people that have my back?
This time last year, I never could have imagined that I would have come so far. Not to say that every day is easy, in fact it’s far from it, but I know “my family” will always have my back. Even these past couple of months I have seen a bigger change than I have in a long time, and I owe most of it to my “family” and my treatment team, without whom I never would have never been able to do without. Even in my best days you all are still with me, and in my worst, I know you all have my back. Without my “family,” and my continued motivation and work within myself, I know without a doubt I would have relapsed. Also, without my AMAZING treatment team, I would never have been able to fully trust myself. To my therapist, I have no words to how much your love and guidance have encouraged me. To my nutritionist, your understanding and willingness to treat me as an individual, has been my motivation for nutritional stability, and to my PCP, you are the most AMAZING woman I’ve ever met. Your love, and faith in my strength, has helped keep me going. You have always seen in me, what I never could.
There are so many other people I can thank and I hope you all know that I love you and that I’d never be where I am today without you all. I can finally say that I truly feel I am on the right track and that I know I am loved and supported.