Recovery to me is so much more than just abstaining from drugs and alcohol. It is the building process of life itself. It’s the creation and manifestation of goals. It is the forming of new relationships and repairing or strengthening old ones. It’s figuring out what we enjoy doing. It’s facing our fears, breaking through comfort zones and overcoming obstacles. Recovery to me is learning how to love ourselves so much that we don’t need drugs or alcohol. The path of recovery I choose may not be for everyone, but it works for me. All I can suggest for anyone is to find the path that works for you. There are many pathways out there. If I were to sum up my recovery, I would say that it is the continual pursuit of greater goals in each area of life. That’s what keeps me excited and moving further away from where I once was.