The New Year is upon us and as I reflect over the last year I can take appreciation for the progress that I’ve made with myself and hold gratitude for those who have helped me in and throughout my journey of recovery. A new year is beginning and I plan to make the most of each day and continue to search for new ways to progress. Having to accept and let go of the past has been difficult but I find it has been more tolerable each day that passes. The New Year is a perfect time to start new for myself. As I proceed into this next year, it will be the first time I have a “choice” to pursue my goals and passions instead of submitting to a substance controlling me. Happy New Year!