Life in recovery

My life has gotten very busy lately. Too busy in some ways. You should see my to-do list. It is scary. I have a planner I get from my school that has a place for my to-do list, my hourly schedule and my goals for the week. Then there are monthly goals, etc. It is a great planner. I don’t use it to its potential.

I do use it enough for me. I write my to-do list and check off the things as I do them. My list is growing lately. Especially my writing assignments.

The really nice thing about it though, is that I am not feeling overwhelmed. I feel a bit stressed sometimes, but not really overwhelmed. Just like I am very busy.

When I was reading “The Day the Voices Stopped” by Ken Steele, I was reading about when he mentioned how people will jeopardize themselves instead of living in the ‘real’ world. They will stop taking their meds or something. I can understand how people feel when faced with the real world.

I am facing going out into the work world. Not on a full time basis, just part-time. It is something I haven’t done in a long time. I know I can do it. I feel excitement. I feel nervousness also.

I am ready for success. I have already reached success in my life. I have reached recovery in two areas. I am aiming for success in other areas. I know I will do it.

Being busy is good. I just have to be careful not to become too busy. I have to schedule time for myself to relax at times. I was reminded to do that this morning by a friend. I will do that.

I have too much going in my life to relapse by not taking care of myself. I have too many dreams to reach. If I can do it, you can too.

It is all one day at a time.