Growing up I observed certain things that taught me a lot about the attitude and expectations of living a life at a really fast speed with no real direction.
I didn’t see a lot of follow through.
I saw a lot of getting things now now now, by any means possible.
The overall feel of all I observed and picked up on, was all about the quickest and easiest way to do everything. To me that seemed to be the most important thing to everyone I was around.
A part of me knew this wasn’t the right way to gain valuable things, I was still affected and it did influence how I managed my life.
It did sort of mess up my own expectations regarding what I could do and what wasn’t worth my time.
Choosing recovery not only taught me that hard work was the only way out of that hole that I had dug myself into, it showed me that to living a life with integrity and character was going to require follow-through, hard-work, drive, and personal accountability- and sorry, there was no way around that.
That piece of paper in the photo is so much more than a piece of paper with a stamp on it.
It signifies a huge personal victory for me.
I set a goal, I worked toward it, I stuck with it, and I stepped up to the challenge and followed through.
Maybe not a big deal for most people but this was a huge thing for me.
It might just be a stepping stone and some progress toward something more.
All that matters most to me is that I show my kids that it is never too late to turn things around.
It is never too late to set a goal.