• Anna

Wild Horses

Wanting recovery more than the “recoveree”, is one of the toughest positions to be in (in early sobriety, but honestly sucks no matter how much time you have). I’d say the most frustrating position is when you’ve been the “hopeless” case yourself and have made it to greener pastures here on earth. Recently I’ve had someone I’ve watched struggle reach out to me for advice of what to do in this scenario. The best advice I have is you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make them drink; more importantly, make sure your own horse is drinking plenty of water (and only water!!) It’s a slippery slope trying to help someone teetering on deaths fence of active addiction and sobriety, and honestly, before I truly healed my mind and heart enough to the point where drinking just simply is not an option. I failed miserably in all efforts to sober up a fellow drunk, and I ended up drunk right next to them.

1.) Self love

2.) Self respect

3.) Patience

4.) Virtues

5.) God’s grace

6.) Iced coffee

7.) Unconditional love

8.) Elise Corinne ❤️

9.) Jamie, my wife

10.) Helping others

Now I’m sure some of you are reading this thinking, how could a once shit show drunk he so cold and callous about a like minded individual. Think what you may, because that is the furthest from what I am today; today I live myself, and today I choose to put myself first. Have a blessed weekend, thank you for those whom served and lost their lives protecting our country. And if no one has told you they love you today...I love you. Yours truly,


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