“You can’t just wish for something and expect it to happen.”
When you have crystal-clear memories of all the festivities to look back on, memories that aren’t blurred or dimmed by booze, you’ll be so grateful that you stayed sober through it all.
“It’s often thrown around loosely as a joke of some sort.”
“I have so much to say, do, and act on. It would be a waste to leave this world prematurely without these messages of love and light.”
Just like your physical well-being, your mental stability is something that you have to put a lot of thought and effort into.
“I was gasping for air, while lying in the grass, but I was sharply aware of the difference in the way I felt… powerful and incredibly proud. It dawned on me at that moment: I am more than my asthma and I have more control than I realize.”
“You have not magically become frail and defective. Silence those lies and take your power back.”
“This kid is my freaking hero.”
“I was often cornered and assaulted during school. I would eat cold, bland school sandwiches soaked with my tears in the bathroom stall. Then the man I wrote about in my journals suddenly surfaced into my reality.”
“I’ve figured out who I am without alcohol. I feel like I’ve found the secret to my life.”