This is how I try to explain Recovery. I am on a hill, and I can see for miles.
I can see two countries.
One I recognise as the Past, a country I have left.
I can see the time that I spent experiencing illness.
I can also see the country that I hope to enter, in which I hope to be healthy , and free of illness. I do not feel that I am a citizen of either country. At the moment, it is like being stateless.
I want to enter my new country, I want to journey on.