recovery is not pretty. it is not painless or simple or instant. it is a road littered with backsliding and obstacles and doubt. a path marred with reopened scars and sleepless nights and feigned smiles.
recovery is rubberbands and ice cubes and pacing and cigarettes. it is phone calls at 3am when you can barely breathe and all the walls are closing in. it is screaming at the ones you love because they love you too much to let you break your skin.
it is long sleeves and overly-cautious internet browsing and lots of movies. it is eating way too much ice cream and taking walks in the middle of the night. it is hard. recovery is hard. it is messy. it is painful and chaotic. but it is not impossible.