Day 347: The Truths

Advertisements I am SO excited to be coming up on a year with no alcohol!  I never thought this would be possible, I’ve dreamt about it, but certainly had my doubts. I’ve been compiling a list of truths.  It isn’t enough to read and understand them though, you must truly believe them to be trueContinue reading “Day 347: The Truths”

Day 333

Advertisements Such a magical triple three’s day! The sun is shining brightly & I am looking forward to a visit to the nail salon and then a (hopefully warm) jog in the sun. I’ve been reflecting a lot and wondering where my happiness went. I put too much of it into other people. The actionsContinue reading “Day 333”

Quitting Drinking- What a Wild Ride!

Advertisements I’ve been reflecting a lot lately, I mean A LOT.  At the end of next month, I will be one whole year alcohol free!  Considering the 1st time I consciously stopped drinking as an adult (except for pregnancies) was February 2017, you could say this year long achievement has been 3 years in theContinue reading “Quitting Drinking- What a Wild Ride!”

Day 319

Advertisements Kudos to anyone who has done a vacation with drinking family members. I’m in Florida staying at my sister’s house with our dad, sister & cousin. One of my dad’s favorite places is called The Monkey Bar & he was so excited to take us there. My Florida sister asked me a couple weeksContinue reading “Day 319”

Hard Things

Advertisements Day #313 I’ve spent a good part of the past couple months far from the pink cloud.  Small joys come and go, but the big undertone is scared, sad and feeling like I’m ready to burst at the seams. On a superficial level, it is a little bit due to the weather and itContinue reading “Hard Things”

Seasons End

Advertisements Summer nights and long warm days  Are stolen as the old moon falls  And My mirror shows another face  Another place to hide it all  Another place to hide it all  And I’m lost, behind  The words I’ll never find  And I’m left behind  As seasons roll on by  Sleeping with a full moonContinue reading “Seasons End”

Almost 300 Days

Advertisements Today is day 298 alcohol free.  Do you know what sucks most about abusing and then abstaining from that wicked poison?  It is so easy to forget how deceitful it is.  Already, I’m humoring the thoughts of drinking after that year mark.  But WHY? I KNOW, 100% for sure, where it’ll lead me.  It’sContinue reading “Almost 300 Days”

Day #291

Advertisements Yesterday was absolutely craptastic. It started at 6 am and was nonstop until about 7pm. Frustration #1 was the Saturday forecast. I wouldn’t normally stress on the weekend but I had a work training & could possibly have loads of ice to drive home on. My 30 minute commute could be exponentially longer, terrifyingContinue reading “Day #291”

Stuff It

Advertisements This holiday season I’ve had a gigantic aversion to stuff.  It may have started this fall when I was so busy with classes, plus we adopted a 3rd kid and all of his stuff, and our basement is still in disarray from the flood and then not finishing the bedroom down there yet.. myContinue reading “Stuff It”

Holiday Meltdown

Advertisements December 27th here–  we made it through the holidays, some unscathed and others not. This holiday season taught me two things: to try to find the good and sometimes you have to put yourself first, even if it’s uncomfortable. I think this is my 1st completely sober full holiday season.   If I’m remembering correctly,Continue reading “Holiday Meltdown”