On the plus side, you are one hell of a good writer. Stay strong. x
I’ve been feeling old, lately.
Ugly, aged, and… 2 dimensional.
So much has changed in the 3 and a bit years since my mental health crisis. I’m an entirely different person with an entirely different life. In so many ways that is a positive result, but there’s one long-standing aspect of that recovery that has really started to get to me.
I don’t have an identity anymore.
I think many addicts go through this when they step into recovery. You mourn the loss of your chosen substance(s), and the people who came with them. Addicts design their entire lives around their ability to get high so when they take that requirement away from themselves it very quickly becomes apparent just how substanceless their lives were when they lived under the influence.
There was a lot of catching up with the world to be done when I quit Escapism.
I suddenly had all this…
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