Choose a quote that means something to you...
The first quote that came to mind is kind of like my mission and my mantra in life - I have loved it ever since I heard it, maybe a decade ago. And, even though it isn't a super inspiring quote in the traditional sense, it still very much applies to how I have recovered, so I'm going to share it today:
I'm not going to recover by conforming.
I'm not going to recover by keeping silent.
I'm going to recover by laughing, and being loud.
I'm going to recover by rocking spandex meant to look like denim at Ross.
I'm going to recover by breaking the rules, and bending what society thinks I should be and what I should look like.
I'm going to recover by writing a life story that is gritty and at times unsavory and not very lady-like.
I'm going to recover by being real.
And if that means I misbehave from time, to time, then so be it.
I am many things. But "well-behaved" isn't one of them. And I'm okay with it.