Moving on.....

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    Today I sit in my living room that is cluttered with boxes. All but the basic essentials are packed. Tomorrow I will walk out the front door for the last time. I'm moving on.

    I moved to this town two years ago to take an ER position. Little did I know I would turn into a full blown drug addict. I lost my job and went to rehab. 7 months later I sit here, nursing license still active, secured a full time job, fully dedicated to my recovery and grateful to be clean and sober today.

    They say we need to change people, places, and things. This home and town is a constant reminder of my using days. Driving past the hospital where I used to work brings back painful memories of the past I'm leaving behind. I'm moving an hour away for my new job and my new start.

    The last year was the best but the worst of my life. I'll never forget the dark days of addiction but starting tomorrow, I'm moving on.

    Leaving this house tomorrow and moving into my new home is just another step for my recovery. I'm excited to start this new journey.
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    I wish you the best!
    TorsadesRN, poppycat, Wise Woman RN, and 6 others like this.
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    Making a clean break is one of the best things you can do. Too many people try to persevere in their old environments, and almost inevitably old habits set back in. Best of luck to you going forward.
    Sinman and KbmRN like this.
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    Torsades , thanks for the share. You are smart to move on from an aweful reminder of how bad addiction can make your life! Cheers to you for making a clean break and a fresh start in life! Keep recovery first and foremost and all will work out ! Good luck to you and keep us posted!
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    Good work, Torsades.....you are to be congratulated for your foresight and wisdom in making this move. May the coming year bring you new blessings as you start your life over again.
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    The very best to you in your journey to a new life. (((torsadesrn)))
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    Wonderful!!!!

    Stay strong and never look back!

    A new door has opened up because you chose to walk through it!

    Many Blessings for the New Year!!!
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    Congratulations, you still have so much left to salvage! Count your blessings everyday and good luck on this new chapter.
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    Quote from TorsadesRN
    Today I sit in my living room that is cluttered with boxes. All but the basic essentials are packed. Tomorrow I will walk out the front door for the last time. I'm moving on.

    I moved to this town two years ago to take an ER position. Little did I know I would turn into a full blown drug addict. I lost my job and went to rehab. 7 months later I sit here, nursing license still active, secured a full time job, fully dedicated to my recovery and grateful to be clean and sober today.

    They say we need to change people, places, and things. This home and town is a constant reminder of my using days. Driving past the hospital where I used to work brings back painful memories of the past I'm leaving behind. I'm moving an hour away for my new job and my new start.

    The last year was the best but the worst of my life. I'll never forget the dark days of addiction but starting tomorrow, I'm moving on.

    Leaving this house tomorrow and moving into my new home is just another step for my recovery. I'm excited to start this new journey.
    Congrats and best wishes for your continued recovery!
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    Thank you everyone for the kind words. My life is truly blessed.
    Sinman, VivaLasViejas, tellison4, and 1 other like this.


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