Someone said to me," Tell me what you did to get better- how did you get from there to here." I simply chose to live. Recovery is not a magic button it does not make all the pain go away. You must always be aware of what is in the shadows - and be on guard for it. There are no perfect steps to take. I chose to keep living and going forward in an imperfect life. That is as close to perfection as I will ever get.