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Inspiration to Rewrite your Story in Recovery

How do you want the story to end? What do you want the story to look like? How do you want to feel in that story? When you get crystal clear with that version of life then you get to do the work to make it become a reality. You see, we’re not just tied to these versions of life that we’re currently experiencing. What you’re experiencing right now is not who you are. It’s a result of who you’ve been and what you’ve done or haven’t done until this moment. If you look around this moment and say this ain’t it, this is not the way the story ends, well then guess what? By changing the things that you do today, moving forward, by engaging in life in a different way today, moving forward, by having clear crystallized goals of your future, the story will end. 

How do you want the story to end?

Here’s a quote that can inspire and transform: “At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.” God I love that one so much and you know what I really love about that the most? It’s like a personal exercise that you in any time, any fashion, any way you want, any place you want, can come to that conclusion. You don’t need me for this one. So the first one that we’re talking about today is that at any given moment in your life you have the ability to say this is not how the story ends, period. And you want to know why I love that so much? It’s because it leaves it open-ended. I can’t tell you how many people struggle and over-identify with the story of their life in the present moment. They believe that what they have and what they’re experiencing in life is all there will ever be.

 I’ll give you a little example. If I go back 15 1/2 years ago to a 25-year-old man that didn’t have a college degree, that didn’t have any professional training, that didn’t have his own self-respect, that didn’t have the trust of the people that were around him, that didn’t have any type of vision in life, any goals in life, any dreams in life, any aspirations in life, if I would have believed that that version of myself was the only story that I would have ever experienced, what a tragedy that would have been. But one day I said this ain’t the way the story ends, man, and I wanted to go be someone else, do something else, create something else, and that’s where we are today. I will tell you this – in this moment that I’m talking to you right now, this ain’t the way the story ends. There are so many things in my life and in my future that have yet to be accomplished and when it’s all said and done hopefully the story unfolds in a way that is something that I could be proud of, that I know I worked my butt off to create. But I’ll never give into what the mind says. 

“At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.”

So the takeaway from this quote is, you are not your story. You are not your past. Your current life circumstance and situation is a byproduct of the things you’ve done in the past, the way you’ve thought in the past, the things you didn’t do in the past. And it’s gotten you to this moment right here. The choice is yours. Continue on the same path, keep living the same story. Or say this ain’t the way it ends. And that’s up to you. I can’t make that decision for you even though I wish I could. Because man, do I wish more people could experience what life like that would be like.

What will you Learn from your Story?

You know, some of you are going through some very challenging times in your life right now, and I will tell you this with full confidence. Life goes on. And some of you are going through some really awesome, amazing things in your life right now, success, celebration, love, happiness, I will tell you this with full confidence. Life goes on. See, life goes on during the ups and the downs. What’s important is the actions you take or don’t take, the places you go or don’t go, the people you hang out with or don’t hang out with during those ups and downs that will dictate the quality of your life. As long as you don’t attach to the things happening to your life right now and accept that life’s going to go on, this too shall pass, you’re able to go from one storm to another without losing momentum, without losing motivation, without losing enthusiasm, and that’s the best we could do.

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

So hopefully this provides a little bit of inspiration and motivation to some of you that maybe just needed a little bit to say, this is not the way the story goes, this is not the way the story ends. And if I did that then I did my job.

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Are you in recovery but not making progress? Recovery is not only possible but attainable, and it all begins with reaching out for assistance. By addressing both addiction and mental health issues, individuals can break free from the cycle of despair and embark on a path to a healthier, more fulfilling life. Contact Buckeye Recovery Network today and initiate your journey to recovery and improved mental health. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Today is going to be the best day of your life.

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.