I have some exciting news that I’ve been waiting patiently to share with you all! It’s official! I was promoted at work today! Or as my daughter would say - I leveled up! So I’m taking a moment to toot my own horn, because I’ve worked hard for this dammit! To be honest, I still... Continue Reading →
I’m using my first Mother’s Day coupon for some Mommy/Daughter quiet time this morning! ☀️ I am so incredibly grateful for my recovery today, and I know I talk about it a lot, but please try to understand that without my recovery I wouldn’t be here today. It is incredibly important to me - it... Continue Reading →
Remember - It’s okay to not be okay 100% of the time! Just because you are struggling in this moment, does NOT mean you are failing. Hang on! ♥️
It’s tough when friends in recovery go back to their addictions. Sometimes it feels personal, although I know it has nothing to do with me. Other times, I feel helpless - hopeless even. It’s not easy seeing people you care about choose to walk an unhealthy path, sometimes it’s straight up heartbreaking. Lately, I’ve been... Continue Reading →
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 →