Is Recovery a destination or just life?

  1. How is it that I can look at my life as a whole and clearly see all of the nudges and influences that created this current reality but everyone, including me, define the nexus as a single traumatic event? It’s as if all of the previous 50+ years didn’t happen or had no influence on where I am now. Recovery seems to be more of an identifier for a drastic turning point rather than an actual state. It may appear that norms have fundamentally changed but looked at as a whole isn’t life itself about change? At this point in my life I see myself as a sum of those 50+ years, was that true yesterday or last year? Not so much. Will it be true tomorrow or next year? I don’t know. The acceptance of this is comforting……….. today.