How did I celebrate…

So yesterday was exactly 4 years since I took my last drink of alcohol. I celebrated 4 years of sobriety yesterday, 4 years of growth and development, 4 years of peace and serenity. Behind me, I left pain, physical and mental, illness, despair, hurt and disappointment.

How did I celebrate such an event you may ask? Exactly the same way I celebrate every day of sobriety, I lived my life on purpose, I laughed with my family and friends, I spent some time working out and meditating and I practised gratitude for the amazing life I have today.

Today, I recognise that the most important thing in my life is my sobriety, I understand that nothing, as you see in my life today, can exist without my sobriety. I have shown myself often enough what my life is like when I drink alcohol. Alcohol causes me pain, sobriety gives me pleasure, I choose pleasure. I have to work on my sobriety every day, I have to work on myself every day, nothing good in life comes easy.

I share this story with you openly because I believe everyone should take the time to self- reflect and evaluate. Is your life heading in the right direction? What is your demon, is it alcohol or drugs, is it fast food or sugar, is it gambling, sex or shopping, is it ice cream, is it Netflix, I don’t know but you do. What is holding you back from being better?

Here is a challenge, if you are not sure if you have a demon and are questioning if you really have a problem with a substance or activity then quit it for 30 days. Test yourself and discover if you really are dependant.

I am here to help if you want to talk. I know what it feels like to be stuck and continually fail. I understand hurt and disappointment. It does not have to be that way.

Making Happy and Healthy Normal

With Love,

Matt Fletcher

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