"I am the most Ann I have ever been, able to connect in a less frenetic and calmer way with my loved ones. I am slow to anger, and much more peaceful, serene and in my own skin." - Ann Dowsett Johnston
"As part of my recovery I embraced minimalism. I got rid of probably 75% of my belongings and now only own things that I either really need or really love. Some people assume that removing things from your life somehow leaves you lonely or joyless but in my experience the opposite is true. It’s very freeing." - Anna Davies
"This time around is different. There were no big events that happened or anybody that led me to get sober. It was a decision I made because I got tired of living a half-ass life. I knew deep inside my soul the life that I was destined to live and deserved and alcohol had no place in it." - Diana Unlu
This is how my word for the year shows up in my daily life. Sometimes through Dave Grohl, oftentimes through people, places or situations that annoy me. I just never know who is going to be my teacher or where it's going to play out.
"From what I’ve seen over the past few years, I think the difference between people that are able to get and stay sober and thrive in recovery and those who aren’t--the biggest thing is community." - Laura McKowen