I’m grateful for self love. There’s a peace that has shifted within myself now that I’ve learned how to take care of Little Phoenix. I actually enjoy my time with me! I’m content with who I am. I no longer attack myself and shame myself for my flaws. Acceptance, self compassion, and learning how to give me what I need, whether it’s taking myself out to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to calling a friend when I’m struggling, to enjoying walks, to relaxing in front of a fireplace alone in my hotel room, to healing through my writing, I’ve learned to feel solitude, not isolation. That is the gift of recovery, the gift of being reborn, the gift of the Phoenix.