Two years sober today, and waiting to hear back regarding a cherry chef job on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Amagrande feels it's her responsibility to be open about her journey from active alcoholism to sobriety. “I think it’s kind of my duty not only to not be ashamed, because I’ve moved forward in my life, but to be an example,” she says. Although she doesn’t participate in AA—“It really just wasn’t for me,” she explains, preferring instead high daily doses of exercise—she doesn’t judge those who do: “I feel like everyone needs to follow their own path.”
This is what many of us are saying here. Finding out and embracing what works for you.