Progress, not perfection, is what I aim for 💪
I see major growth in my lats right now, and that excites me.
I still have a lot more work to do and progress to be made before I feel ready for July but where I am right now feels really solid.
I had a conversation with another recovering alcoholic last night and it made me want to share this.
Most people who know me, the old me, know that this new "Katelyn" took day after day after day of battling inner demons.
Coming from a home with an alcoholic, sexually abusive father (who wasn't like that until I was about 13) then into a physically & emotionally abusive relationship with a man that should be behind bars while battling Anorexia (which I developed as a coping mechanism) and then developing Alcoholism like my father (to cope with my eating disorder)... they know all the dark, horrible, unspeakable trauma I have endured but I MADE IT OUT. I didn't just make it through all that shit for nothing. I believe I have the right to share my pain so that those who have gone through it or are still going through it can know that they are not alone.
Those are just some short stories of what I have overcome in my 24 (almost 25) years on earth. If I could sit down and tell you my full story, it could take a whole day over multiple cups of coffee.
Never judge a book by its cover. You don't know the meat of what it took to write that book. You don't know their chapters, their villans, their heros, or their plot. Take the time to smile at someone, hold the door open, say "have a good day" because those small gestures could change their whole outlook on the rest of their day or even life.
I wouldn't have recovered without the help of, not just close friends, but strangers too. Those are the people that restore your hope in humanity. I still have to choose recovery every single day and work on it every single day. Recovery is practiced every day but never perfected. I am almost 10 months sober from alcohol and almost 2 years recovered from Anorexia.
Spread kindness around like confetti and give everyone you meet a warm welcome.
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