When I was new in sobriety, I had the idea that life would become exponentially easier the longer I stayed sober. In many ways that is true. But one of the biggest things I had to learn is that just because I chose to work on myself, doesn’t mean that life will stop moving around me. I quickly started to realize how many things I missed, and how much growth I avoided while I was drinking and using. The truth is that I never allowed myself to become an adult until I went to sober living.