An Open Letter To Those In Recovery

Oh, dear. You had another bad day, didn’t you? What happened? Did you get into a fight with someone special to you? Did someone get on your last nerve? Or did you just get into a bad mood for no reason?

Whatever the reason for having a bad day is, it’s okay. Life really sucks sometimes, and I won’t try to convince you otherwise. Sometimes your depression peaks. Sometimes your anxiety flares up. It feels like the world might end and you’re oddly okay with that.

But I just want you to know that it is okay that you had a bad day. Whether you’re on the road to recovery or still figuring out how to take that first step, it’s okay to have a bad day. One bad day is not enough to undo your progress, even if you feel like you’ve let someone down.

Recovery is a long and winding road, often full of steep hills and deep valleys. When you fall into those valleys, it can be tough to try and climb back up, but something you might not realize is that it’s okay to sit and take a break.

Recovery, no matter the issue, is hard. But it’s about YOU. You are allowed to do what is best for you. You are allowed to take as much time as you need to recover. You are allowed to have bad days. It does not mean you have failed.

If you have a bad day, then I’m sorry. I’m sorry things are so hard right now. But they won’t always be. Someday you’ll get where you want to be. There will be a few obstacles along to way, but that’s okay. You’re still awesome, and you’re on your way. Recovery is an uphill battle, but the view from the top is indescribable.
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