Day 333

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 actions ofContinue reading “Day 333”

Quitting Drinking- What a Wild Ride!

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 the making.Continue reading “Quitting Drinking- What a Wild Ride!”

Day 319

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 weeks agoContinue reading “Day 319”

Seasons End

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 moon blanket Continue reading “Seasons End”

Almost 300 Days

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’s notContinue reading “Almost 300 Days”

Day #291

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, terrifying &Continue reading “Day #291”

Out of Alignment

I haven’t felt aligned with the Universe for a very long time (well, since early fall or late summer).  I really don’t know if it was a very gradual shift, or if it was sudden and I just didn’t notice.  I’ve been at odds with people and situations in my life and it has beenContinue reading “Out of Alignment”

Stuff It

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.. my entireContinue reading “Stuff It”

Holiday Meltdown

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, inContinue reading “Holiday Meltdown”

Thank You, Universe

When I was at a new school in 2013, I was going through severe and random health problems.  I was mad, sad and scared, but the Universe put a woman in my life who was diagnosed with a chronic illness at my same age, and who helped me see that these problems, although seemingly arbitrary,Continue reading “Thank You, Universe”