My word of the year is Challenge. And it’s definitely described my year so far.

two different versions of Esther Nagle — on the left, very drunk, seeming to smile but deeply unhappy and unhealthy. On the right, Esther is 6 years sober, smiling, healthy at the beach, a picture of wellbeing and self love
I know which version of me I want to be!
Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash

My sobriety didn’t come from an admission of powerlessness, of defeat and a need to surrender to an external ‘higher power’.

Image credit thanks to LauraKGibbs on Flikr

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