So just over a week after I hit 3 years sober I share with you this little nugget of wisdom from Glennon Doyle Melton founder of Momastery who I saw interviewed by Marie Forleo recently. Instead of sharing a tune tonight I’m going to link their interview for you to enjoy and boy it was a aha-moment fest!
Glennon knows addiction well having been in recovery for 20 years and some of her shared insights during this interview were exceptional. I won’t spoil your enjoyment of the interview by sharing too much but here are the three that had me hastily reaching for a pen!
I am not what just happened to me, but I might be what I do next.
As you may have noticed ‘doing the next right thing’ was my mantra for year 2 in recovery and I was looking for one for year 3. I think I just found it! 😉
Plus if you’re drinking, worried about it and reading this then this one is for you too. It reminds me of that saying that ‘if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got’. Why not do something different?
Shame is not true. It’s a lie and it tells us that our experience is different than everyone else and we’re bad.
This one gave me goose bumps! We’re not different and bad *nodding head furiously in agreement as she said the words* That critical shame voice in our head just wants us to think so. This quote will be linked and added to my most popular blog post about drinking shame.
Writing from a scar and not a wound.
This one was both very personal and rang true because it spoke of how I share things out here in the sober blogging world but that I do so once I have processed the experience first. That I’m not still caught up in the heat and the emotion of the triggering event as that is a safer approach for both me the writer and you the reader 🙂
So without further ado here’s the interview. Enjoy!