Most of what I fear never materializes. I make up stories in my head and manipulate myself into believing they are fact. I’m still learning to treat myself better - to be as honest with myself as I am with others.
“I had hoped that by now she would have forgotten about the bad days. I had hoped that those memories – that desperate version of her mother - would fade away as time went on, but it hasn't – she still remembers when I was sick. And that is OK! It is OK that she remembers those times, because I still remember too. I don’t want to forget, and sometimes I need that humbling reminder that I am just one drink away from leaving her again.” Vanessa Day #recovery #sobermom #womeninrecovery
I attended a women's recovery workshop this past weekend that focused on self-acceptance and self-esteem. I wanted to share something I experienced there, because it had such lasting impact on me that I am still thinking about it days later. After one of the speakers (an incredible woman with over 30 years of recovery) finished... Continue Reading →
I left last night wishing the world could learn to treat human beings with the same amount of grace and dignity we women treated each other with in that room last night.
I realized today that I haven't posted in almost 2 months. Eeeek! I can't believe it has been that long! Sometimes, I feel like I have nothing new to say, or I wonder if anyone is even out there listening, and then I have to remind myself that I started this blog as a testament... Continue Reading →
This past weekend, I made a pretty big change to my appearance! I went from being blonde my entire life to being a brunette! This may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but it was an extremely drastic change for me. I had been talking about doing it for years, but never had... Continue Reading →
The holidays are upon us! Can you believe it? This year seems to have flown by extra fast! As a recovering person, this time of year can stir up extra feelings of anxiety and/or a heightened sense of "danger" - as in there seems to be alcohol EVERYWHERE! Ughhh! So how does a recovering person stay focused on sobriety when everywhere they... Continue Reading →
I had a conversation with my daughter last night that is going to stay with me for a very long time. I wanted to share it with you all. First, I just want to say that, as a mother, I have spent the last 5 or 6 years of my life filled to the brim with "Mommy Guilt." It... Continue Reading →
On October 16th, I celebrated 4 years living in recovery! I experienced a wide range of emotions leading up to that date, but on the morning of my anniversary I woke up with tears in my eyes because I felt so incredibly blessed. It’s still hard to believe I am able to live this life... Continue Reading →