Hi Jill, it’s brilliant that you are enjoying sobriety.
When i first sobered up, i had a similar identity issue. I had been defined by my inability to cope. I had a long list of issues; addiction; self-harm; ED; personality disorder.
I am finding the same as Sandra. It is taking me time to discover who i really am, what i really enjoy, what i value most. It’s an exciting journey of discovery.
Sharing my experiences and reaching out to others is really important for me. It means that i feel less alone, i can help others, and they can help me. 🙂
I hope that helps a bit maybe?
I think once we are sober, we can learn in a way that active addiction prevented, does that make sense?