They say sobriety is rented and rent is due everyday. I realized this is my key to staying sober. Mindfulness is my rent. I wake up every day and pay my "rent." I read inspirational quotes. I listen to other people that are in recovery. I listen to people that have achieved sobriety for 1 minute and people who have been sober 30 years. It is a way to direct my day with positive affirmations and positive support. It was becoming more and more difficult for me to attend meetings with my hectic schedule. I travel a lot. I am in an airplane a lot. Then, it clicked in me. I cannot be a meeting maker. But, I can make it. I can remain sober. But, I cannot do it on my own.
How do I do it? I have a very supportive Instagram community that guides me day by day. I have people who care about my recovery because they care about others. I do not have to pay them like I do my counselor and my doctors. They are unconditional suand they expect nothing but my success in return.
This is the way the world should work. This is why I believe in other people. This is why I believe in myself.
This is my How. And, with gratitude, it is becoming my Why.