Shame Doesn't Define Me

I am a 40 something mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, an alcoholic. My journey to sobriety has been remarkable. When I first set out to stop drinking, little did I know my issues had nothing to do (really) with alcohol, but more to do with what was underneath the layers of drinking. Unpeeling these layers, little by little, has created an insight in me I never knew existed! It's been a rough journey somedays; but on many days, it's a calm, peaceful introspection of sorts that is helping me reacquaint myself with myself. Some parts of me have yet to be discovered, some are uncovered and others need to be shelved. It's exciting to wake up every morning and know I have an absolute recollection of the previous night's events...only an addict understands this to be noteworthy. I'm still learning and look forward to understanding this disease further and to connect with other like-minded people.