For those in recovery, there is a period of time when the joy of being free from whatever you are addicted to is motivation enough to stay clean. This will last for a certain amount of time, depending on the individual, but it never lasts forever.
That’s where I find myself at the moment. Fortunately I can look back and realize how many advantages there are to staying clean: no lies, no hiding, no shame! And of course there are many more advantages – but there comes a point when just not using is not enough. Therefore, in order to continue my journey, and make sure that I make it another 53 days (and beyond), after avoiding the human catastrophe that is Thanksgiving and the retail mania that follows I will be seeking some kind of professional counseling.
Some may wonder – will it be hard to find a therapist who feels comfortable talking with a squirrel? To those people, how do you know it is a HUMAN therapist? There are many fine sciurine therapists who I can pick from. I think that’s the point I’m at now. There are so many things that I know the answers to, and so many things I still haven’t figured out yet. I think some guidance may help me do that.
The struggle continues – I shall be victorious!
P. Squirrel out!