Thank you to blogger Manc Girl Missing who has nominated me to do the 3 day quote challenge. I follow her because she is pretty cool and someone I think I’d love to have a coffee with. Or tea, she’s from Manchester. I would have said glass of wine but, you know, I’m an alcoholic so….. You can read her stuff here http://mancgirlmissing.com.
I’m late with this because my life has been pretty crazy. Mostly good crazy though, so no complaints here.
My quote is not really a quote. Just some words that sit on my desk. My daughter painted this for me last year. It meant so much to me.
“you are strong”
For a long time, I didn’t feel strong. I felt like I was just existing and barely. Funny though, I kept trying to prove I was strong. I would sign up for races and things. I ran a marathon. I ran in an obstacle course race with a bunch of twenty somethings. I was trying in all the wrong ways to be strong.
My real strength came with surrender. When I gave up my demons and stopped fighting is when the strength came. Admitting that I couldn’t take a drink was what held all of the power.
People say you can’t get sober for someone else. I’m going to call bs on that. I think initially you get sober for others. My family is the reason I started going to AA. I really did not want to. But, I did not want to lose my family more than I didn’t want to go to meetings. So, I went. I think though, that I am truly staying sober for me. And, for the first time in forever – I am strong.
The rules for this challenge are;
♥ Thank the person who nominated you.
🗯 Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.
🙋 Nominate bloggers each day!
So, my nominees are: