Thought Worms

Happy Day 163 alcohol free!  WOW, it feels good to say that.  I know my year anniversary is still over 6 months away, but thinking about how fast the fall goes and then BAM March will be here in no time.  Really, if I can continue on this trajectory, then this is very realistic andContinue reading “Thought Worms”

Giddy and Gay Labor Day 2019

Last year at this time I had 6 days sober.  I was grateful for those 6 days and reminiscing about the previous Labor Day which I had regretfully drank away.  This year is even better with 158 alcohol free days under my belt. I’m also excited to say that I feel a little giddy aboutContinue reading “Giddy and Gay Labor Day 2019”

Working It

Work, work, work– it makes the world go round, and keeps us fulfilled <3 Last week was my first week back after the summer break.  In the years past, I have been more than ready to go back to work.  Long unstructured days with my kids, drinking too much night after night, day after day,Continue reading “Working It”

The Gift of a Lunatic: Part 2

In case you missed part 1: https://thedevildrinksvodka.com/2019/08/06/the-gift-of-a-lunatic-part-1-of-2/ The gift, finding the gift, this is where I left off. Every tough situation is a lesson or gift.  What could I learn? I set out to do some research.  I went to the city website and found the sale of the house and found their full names. Continue reading “The Gift of a Lunatic: Part 2”

Soul Work

It is Monday morning, almost 9:00 am and has been a great day so far.  I woke up at 6 and was out the door around 7 for a walk/slow jog.  Afterwards I talked to my sisters while drinking coffee and now I’m about to get ready for some appointments.  My youngest is still inContinue reading “Soul Work”

The Four Agreements: Agreement 4 – Always Do Your Best

This is the final- and possibly the most important rule yet.   When you know you are doing your best, there is no room for questioning yourself and instead of feelings of guilt and shame, there’s a feeling of peace in the heart. The teacher who teaches next to me is exemplary.  She is a phenomenalContinue reading “The Four Agreements: Agreement 4 – Always Do Your Best”

Finding Calm Amidst Crazy

This past week has been a whirlwind. I (barely) got all the work in for my class, I had to teach a full day professional development to a tough group of teachers, and deal with some family issues on top of that stuff. My family issues are the same issues we have been going throughContinue reading “Finding Calm Amidst Crazy”

Peace and Suffering

I wasn’t planning on writing today.  Truth be told, I have some big projects that I HAVE to get done before leaving for Ohio on Friday morning, and I’m starting to feel the pressure.  All of the final projects for my class are due on Friday.  I have to develop and write up 3 elementaryContinue reading “Peace and Suffering”

The Four Agreements: Agreement 3 – Don’t Make Assumptions

Just imagine the day that you stop making assumptions with your partner and eventually with everyone else in your life.  Your way of communicating will change completely, and your relationships will no longer suffer from conflicts created by mistaken assumptions.  

Morning Routine: Peace, Happiness and Productivity

Before I get started, I have a quick celebration to share!  Today I am 128 days sober.  This is uncharted territory for me.  I am feeling strong and excited 🙂 Now that all of our summer trips are done with, I was able to start a nice morning routine and so far have been ableContinue reading “Morning Routine: Peace, Happiness and Productivity”