First, to set the mood for this post. Off to Google Image search! Let’s try squirrels and pit and see what we get – surely something fitting the topic of my post today?
Ok that wasn’t anywhere near what I wanted. Let’s try again!
Ok, we’ve got the squirrel, and we’ve got the Pit, just the wrong kind of pit! (for this post at least). But I couldn’t resist sharing this picture since it’s so crazy! I’m pretty sure dogs hate costumes, but this one doesn’t seem to mind.
Ok – we’ve finally hit upon an appropriate graphic for today’s post. Dealing with pulling yourself up out of the pit of despair.
Even though you may have not been in active addiction for a while, the remnants of what you’ve done during your time “back out” doesn’t just go away but rather they stick around and haunt you. Especially if they have to do with money – it seems that money makes the world go ’round and this is the case even for us squirrels. And you would be amazed how much nuts cost on the squirrel black market – it’s enough to put you in debt pretty quick! So as I work my way out of the pit of debt, I’m trying to not get dragged into the negative emotions of it. Rather, to look at each step out of the pit as a positive step forward, and progress towards making a life for myself where a trip to the pit is no longer a current state of affairs, but a distant memory.