By: Marc McMahon
Well, my friends so far so good! I have officially made it further in my recovery than I have any other time since I started on this journey 20+ years ago, with the exception of one time before. Only one other time in my adult life have I allowed myself this fantastic, opportunistic, chance, at having the life I deserve, one of unimaginable happiness.
One that is fullfilling has meaning, and purpose. One that is more about replacing a lifelong bad habit with new productive, healthy ones, rather than one that is a 24/7 battle with a monster of unimaginable magnitude that’s trying to cut my throat every time I blink.
A life that says “I won’t regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it.” And screaming, I “will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle me.” (*Big Book A.A) One that is spiritually fit and of rigorous honesty. A life that says I won’t be afraid to review my day at bed time and see if my character slipped at all during the course of it. Then if so promptly admitted my fault and made amends!
Knowing A New Freedom
To be able to live life on the daily being the best that I can be, not only for myself but for the benefit of the world around me as well. That is the kind of life I want to have, the way I want my future to shine. With my drug use at bay, there is not one single thing that can stop me from attaining this life either, well with the exception of God himself.
Since it is my belief that God is the one who brought me to this place, who showed me the gift of writing then I don’t see him getting in the way either. After all, if it is truly my meaning and purpose for life to go down this path than not only will I succeed, but in a grand way but not for my notoriety, for His Glory!
You Are Very Appreciated
I just wanted to write a short post and share the good news, thank you all for your truly unmatched support, and for keeping the faith when things got tough. You all have a friend for life here and just so you all know that. You are so much more than just a number on an analytics screen, or bar in a graph of site visits.
Here at Recovery Unsensored, you all have shared with me some of my deepest, darkest, personal experiences. Shared laughter, and tears, and with that, for me, a connection was born. That connection you all is the equivalent to family for me. So thank you all so much for being a part of my recovery, and my life I would not have it any other way I love you, Family!
About the Author: Marc is a 48-year-old Author, Speaker, and Soldier in a war to loosen the grasp that Substance Abuse has on our society. He is a Father, Son, and friend to all those seeking refuge from this incorrigible disease. Marc resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where he enjoys, writing, hiking, and kicking the disease of addiction in the teeth, every chance he gets. As Marc always likes to say, “be blessed, my friends!”