Dear Cape Cod Recovery

I have learned personal responsibility and accountability. I have learned responsibility by doing my chores like cleaning, making my bed, doing my laundry, making my own food, and cleaning up after myself.

I have learned accountability by holding myself and others responsible for doing their share around the house. When we fall short, we must take it on ourselves to remind each other to do our share.

I have also learned how to set healthy boundaries with my family. I must make it clear to them that I have to put my recovery first and that it is a process.

I have learned how to communicate this to them in a healthy and assertive manner without being passive-aggressive, passive, or overly aggressive.

I have also been afforded the opportunity to exercise my patience, thanks to my roommate.