I am in recovery for co-dependency, feelings of inadequacy, and low self-esteem.
Being “just me” never seemed to be good enough. I spent years trying to overcompensate for my feelings of inadequacy and a lack of self-esteem. In high school, I did classmates’ homework; in college, I bought the beers at the bar; and in later years, I developed even more negative behaviors. I attempted to resolve my emotional needs, but my attempts were short-lived, and my needs came back with more intensity. I trusted few people. I was sure that if everyone around me knew the “real me” and how broken I was, they would turn their backs on me–How could they love me? I hit bottom and came face-to-face with God, family, friends and myself and began my recovery.
Celebrate Recovery has given me the tools to recover in a safe and loving environment. Since the first day I walked into a CR meeting, I have felt love and acceptance and have never experienced the judgmental attitudes I expected and received from anyone who knew who I really was, and the things I had done. If it were not for the unconditional, redeeming love of Christ shown to me by my Celebrate Recovery Family (Forever), I would not be where I am today: On the Road to Recovery!