It’s A Badass Day!
I am six whole years clean AND my brand-new website has launched! One day I will write a post about designing and building a website and how I would rather poke my eyeball out than ever do that again. But I’m excited and grateful that my very first blog post is about celebrating six years meth and needle free!
I can’t believe that six years have passed since I walked into treatment and got clean. This morning when I woke up, I thought back to that day and remembered how terrifying and hopeless it all seemed. I honestly didn’t believe that I would stay clean once I left. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to. But 2190 days later, I’m still clean and there is nothing I want more than to stay that way for the rest of my life. This beautiful and badass life that I love living was born from a drug addiction that destroyed my life. But I wouldn’t change one moment of my journey, even if I could.
I really didn’t expect how much my life (and the world) would change over the last year. 2020 has been wild, heartbreaking, and soul-changing for me. For the last nine months, Mason has been locked up in the house with me and I have loved (almost) every second of it. Mason… not so much. He will be scooting off to college in a few years and I’ll always be grateful that we had this time together.
I also got a dobie puppy, I wrote a book (buy here), finished a ton of home projects, watched ALL the shows, and chilled with my best friend, Kim. Also, I ate ALL the food.
But most importantly, I’ve deepened my relationship with God. He has really been moving in my life in extraordinary ways. You may have noticed that my cursing has been reduced by 95% and I haven’t been dating (crazy, I know.) It took me nearly six years of being clean before I truly understood that I never would have made it this far without God. And my amazing mom. I will spend the rest of my life honoring them both.
There are so many people that have walked this journey with me and I am thankful to you all. The heartbeat of my recovery has always been my Addict Chick Family and I want you to know how much I love you! Thank you to my friends and family that have loved and supported me through the last six years – I promise to never do meth again.
Amanda Meredith is a bestselling author and the voice behind Addict Chick. She is the tattooed mama to a teenager named Mason, mom to two crazy Dobermans, DIYer, INFJ, recovering drug addict, and badass chick. In a world where addiction is stigmatized, and addicts are considered a scar on society, she chooses to recover out-loud and across social media. You can find her @AddictChick on all the things!