Happy Holidays! ♥️

A quick year in review: For all of the things that went wrong in 2020, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on some of the things that went right! My family has stayed healthy. 🤞🤞Brad and I stayed employed. I was even promoted! 🤩I celebrated 6 years sober! 😎Brad and I celebrated... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Ramblings

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how this pandemic would have impacted my life if I were still drinking. I’ve ran a thousand different scenarios through my head and each one leads to the same result - I would not have survived this. Isolation is dangerous for those who suffer with substance abuse disorders.... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 6 years! 💜

Today, I celebrate 6 years of recovery!!! 💝 I decided to take a hike this morning to allow myself some time to reflect on where I was 6 years ago, and where I am today. I am so grateful for my sobriety, and for the friends and family who have walked this path beside me.... Continue Reading →

Ramblings of a Chronic Worrier

The early morning ramblings of a chronic worrier...it’s exhausting! What exhausts me is when my “inner-me” starts comparing itself to your “outer-you”. Does that make sense? 🤣 Quarantine has been difficult. I miss human connection - eye contact, smiles and the vulnerability of speaking truthfully to someone face to face. I was talking with a... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Here! 🤪

I haven’t written in awhile. I’m sorry for that. Life has been crazy and I’ve honestly just been in a funk for way too long. It’s Friday night, and 6 months ago I would have just left the Milwaukee women’s prison after having a meeting with the ladies there. I would have just shared my... Continue Reading →

Trust Your Journey

When I started on this recovery journey I thought the only part of me that needed to change was the part of me that craved alcohol like I craved oxygen. The longer I stay sober, the list of things I need to work on seems to be getting longer and longer each day. You see,... Continue Reading →

Peeling Back the Layers

I’ve been hesitant to share this one. This one hurts...a lot. And although I would love to tell you that I don’t care what anyone else thinks of me, that wouldn’t be entirely true. Some days I care more than others, but I still fear judgment. I am human, after all. Since I’ve started sharing... Continue Reading →

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Life gets busy! Lately, I've been extra busy! My October calendar was FULL! Each day seemed to be filled with appointments, commitments, parties, recovery events/meetings and family gatherings. I found myself feeling extremely overwhelmed! I kept wondering when I would ever actually get time to myself to just relax, or cleanup, or write or just...breath!... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 5 years!

It is not lost on me just how lucky I am to be alive. Recovery takes effort. It’s hard work. It’s scary at first, and uncomfortable, and painful, and some days I just don’t want to do it at all. But I stay, because it works and it is 1,000% worth it. 💜

Busy Brain

It’s getting busy in my brain again. I feel a storm coming on, but instead of hail it’s raining ping pong balls inside my head. This might sound ridiculous at first, but can you even imagine? My thoughts, my worries, they bounce around in there for days - ping...ping...ping - It’s a constant barrage of... Continue Reading →

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