Good morning out there in social media land, where I tend to live vicariously from time to time! This is going to be a quick post as I have to get downstairs and open up the shop and I have been doing homework all morning and lost track of time.
June fifth, 2016, I decided to die in order to live. While this wasn’t my first time entering recovery, it was my first with the intention of it being my last! Recovery is not abstaining from your addiction!
There have been a lot of things, a great wide cornucopia of “things” and people and organizations that have helped keep me whole, that has helped me to find, live, and keep living this new way of life, but at the end of the day or the beginning of the night, whichever you prefer, whichever you like, it has always been me doing the work! This disease of addiction is not a moral deficiency! I was raised right! I chose to be a derelict! I chose to fight!
We addicts and alcoholics are good people, strong fucking people! If we put into our recovery only a fraction of the heart and soul we gave away in active addiction, well shit, do it and you shall see!
Sublimation: ” a mature type of defense mechanism, in which socially unacceptable impulses or idealizations are unconsciously transformed into socially acceptable actions or behaviors, possibly resulting in a long-term conversion of the initial impulse”
There it is folks right there in black and white! Behaviors are learned experiences and can be unlearned as well! Here is a phrase from a new found friend I am going to beat the shit out of for awhile, “harm none”! Love it! Go out there and get yours today as you can trust and believe I AM GETTING MINE!
To those of you out there in the grip, I hope! We do recover! Look around! Let me in or let me down! Happiness is not a sin! I am Jay, all day! Stay up. Stay human too though! I love you and you matter to me!