I was talking to someone the other day who is a giver. They said they feel like they are being selfish in recovery. Because going to a meeting for an hour a couple of times a week is taking her from her family.
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING
If you want to get sober, you have to learn to be sober selfish. Which is totally different from being a selfish addict. Do you think your addiction wasn’t selfish as shit? Ya. Super selfish. You only cared about you, and your fix. So why, now, do you think it is selfish to care about you and sobriety?
Honestly, I prefer sober selfish. I am finding time for what I want to find time for, instead of blowing everyone and everything off for the bar.
I am making time for me. For my mental , and physical health. For my relationships to heal, I had to heal. But I had to do it for me. My sobriety journey has nothing to do with anyone else. It is all about me, so I need to be selfish.
Go be selfish, because you already were selfish. This time it’s just for a good reason.