If you had just escaped from a lion’s den would you go back for your hat?
I heard that line last night and it made me think about my early recovery. It’s so very important to protect the healthy environment that I have created for myself. I surround myself with people that make me happy and that have helped me in getting well. I have a lot of decisions to make, or work to do, if I am going to make home life healthy and happy. But that’s not going to drag me down. There were many occasions I was invited to parties in early recovery that I had to turn down. I also avoided certain people that were “toxic”. For me it’s about loving who I am, what I am becoming, and doing everything I can to protect it.