Originally Posted by Inca
What I dis to get started was think about what I liked to do as a child. Well, I was really into arts and crafts. I made pottery..jewerly...art....photography. I lost all that when drinking took over. So I enrolled in classes around me for those types of things and I'm really liking them. It's tough when all of a sudden you're stuck bored with nothing to do but really stretch yourself to think about what your gift is and what you used to enjoy doing and start from there.
This is very good advice! I also had to rediscover the things I was interested in. I now watch much less tv and sports, but I read more and cycle a lot. I do stuff I almost never did before like sightseeing or visiting museums. I visit my family more often. I started learning about internet networks and routers, so I can find a better job.
The possibilities are really endless, it's just difficult in the beginning as your mindset changes.