The Right Plan

Do you ever step back, take a look at your life, and wonder if you’re headed in the right direction? I’m not even talking about heading in a destructive direction. I’m talking about after you’ve set your compass and recovery has already began. Even after you decide to change your life and be sober, you will still feel lost sometimes. That is what I’m talking about.

I thought for a long time that we (my husband and I) simply needed to quit drinking and all of our problems would go away. They would magically disappear into thin air and we would *poof* become the people we were always meant to be. Well, I hate to break it to you, but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way.

There were times when we both felt lost, worried, and indecisive about our future. “Is that what we need to do right now? How do we know it will all work out in the long run? Are we sure we want to make this huge move?” These are only a few of the questions we constantly asked ourselves when making any larger decisions right after sobriety.

The truth is, you may never know if you’re headed down the right path until you have your “aha” moment. (I’m still waiting on ours.) The Right Plan may mean sobriety. It may mean spending more time with your kids. It may mean volunteering for an organization that is really making a difference. It may mean giving back to people in some way that have helped you.

I don’t think The Right Plan necessarily has to have an end destination pin and once you’ve arrived, you’re done. I believe leading a fulfilled and well-rounded life is more important than making sure you followed the right directions.


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