There are lines in life that most people live within. In addiction, I have spent a good part of my life living outside of those lines. I have drawn my own lines, and in many ways, the lines I have drawn have grown further and further away from where the rest of the world seems to live. Part of my job in recovery is to cross over from the lines I have drawn, in order to get back to the paths where others live. Feeling normal again is a process. It takes time. But finding my way back to the lines and path of normalcy is a journey worth taking. It is not a waste of time to take the risks of moving myself outside of my redrawn comfort zone. There are people, places and things waiting for me back on that path, hoping that I will find my way back. Today, I will boldly take steps to move away from my world of self-destruction and step towards the lines and path where most of the world lives. Though my journey back may be difficult, I will keep taking those steps knowing that better things await me.