“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?”
If you’re not familiar with the award winning musical ‘Hamilton,’ there’s a number that talks about who lives, who dies, and who tells your story. Of all of the things we might have given up or lost to our addiction, there’s one we may have overlooked. If we’re not careful, we can lose authorship of our story.
The physical and fiscal costs of our addiction may be impossible to fully measure, but perhaps a greater cost or loss would be the loss of freedom to choose our own destiny.
Addiction cost me financially, and yes – I wish I could get even part of that money back. Yes, my addiction had detrimental effects on my health and some of damage will not get better. But I will forever be grateful that I did not surrender my will. I took back my freedom before my story ended.
Addiction may be powerful, but I can choose to be more powerful. My story is mine and at any moment I have to power to take it back.