I would Love for You to Help Me Celebrate!

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I just realize this morning that I have been on my journey of codependent recovery for 10 years this month! Oh my goodness, it doesn’t feel like that long. Looking back, I see how far I’ve come and I am just overfilled with joy!

I’ve learned so much in the past 10 years and I am truly amazed at who I am today. If I met myself on the street today, I’d really like me. Hahaha…

Recovery is a process; a day-to-day challenge to do things differently. There are days that are just so easy-peasy to get through and there are days when it’s a bit of a struggle. If I fall, I get back up, dust myself off, and get right back on that blasted horse. That is the true process of recovery.  

So today (this month) I would like to celebrate and invite you to participate in my virtual celebration! If you would like to celebrate with me, leave a comment below with the following:

  • party-309155_1280If you are on a journey of healing and recovery of any kind, please share what it is and how long you have been on this journey, if you feel comfortable to do so.
  • An encouraging comment or quote for others.
  • Something that you are truly grateful for and, if you’re up to it, why.
  • If you have some kind of “tool” to help you through the tough days, please share.
  • Anything else you would like to share!

I did not walk this journey alone but it took me opening my eyes, ears and heart to see that. I am truly grateful for those who traveled with me and I am honored to be a part of yours!!!

Let’s get this party started!!!

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  1. I’m trying to understand what codependency exact means. I’m on my journey still fighting for my individuality so to speak. I am trying to show my children that a man does not equal power over a woman. A man has just the same rights no less or more. I am trying to find my way. It is extremely hard to be strong with everyone and everything working against you. I find having a good positive attitude and eliminating criticism helps. If also helps to be in solitude and reflect upon my own course of action. Little goals of accomplishments comes a long way to building up your self esteem.

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  2. Thank you Miss Evelyn! Our attitude plays an enormous part in our recovery. There are some downloads on my resources page that may help you understand a bit more about codependency if you are interested. Thank you for being a part of my journey!

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  3. I have Bipolar Disorder, plus other mental and physical disorders. I have chronic pain disorders. I have suffered most of my life with the mental and the chronic pain started in my 20’s. I use this blog and my story blog to keep me busy and not thinking about how I hate my life and finally getting to a point where I don’t hate it so much. I makes me better making others feel better. Congratulations on your 10 years.

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  4. Thank you Tessa! I have been following your blog and you just amaze me. Thank you for continuing to encourage others even in the midst of your struggles! Have a wonderful week Tessa!

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  5. Why thank you! I have made it my life’s journey to encourage others and help where I can. I feel that is the path I am on. You have a great weeks as well.

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  6. You’ve got this Ms. Tessa! I was diagnosed with severe mental depression and anxiety almost 14 years ago, and it is quite a struggle. I cannot even begin to imagine how it must be to add chronic pain disorders to that. You’ve got this though!

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  7. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety at the age of 10 (almost 14 years ago!) and boy has it been a trip. Every day is a journey. A quote that I really like is :

    “What I feel inside me now, reminds me of those potted spring bulbs with tiny shoots strong enough to break through the pebbles packed over them, strong enough to reach the light and grow and grow and bloom and fulfill themselves. I’m the shoot… not very far… and I know I’ve got a long way to grow. But it’s good knowing i’ve come this far. I’ve got a direction now.”
    -Joan Lowery Nixon

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  8. Thank you, helping others where I can has been helping me stay stable. right now my Bipolar and BPD are holding stable with the meds. First time this has happened in all the times and meds I have tried. I am basically disabled, but this I can do.

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