Tragic Girl, I Think Of You


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Trigger warning: This article contains sensitive content involving self-harm. I’ve been clean and sober for 1557 days. Sometimes I lose track, yet occasionally all I can do is count the seconds. The new year tends to produce thoughts of reflection, and like many, I freely give into those thoughts. This year it would seem that slowly, yet […]

February 16, 2018

Tips For Early Sobriety


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#sobersunday I’m taking it back to early recovery. Recalling what helped in my past is a fantastic way to reevaluate my present recovery path. Four years later, it’s nice to ponder “should I be doing more?” The answer is almost always, yes. So, whether you’re new or old..let’s share what works. After all, it works […]

February 4, 2018

Lady Lumps Pt.2


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A few posts back, I mentioned the odd lumps I had discovered in my left breast. These lumps had prompted me to reflect on my life, even though I wasn’t worried that it was over. Turns out, they were tumors. When one hears “tumors in your breast”, one most likely begins to freak out. Although, […]

January 31, 2018

I’m Not Finished Yet


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Uncertainty is hitting me hard. Trying to remember, “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.” It’s been a long week..overwhelming.. maybe not life itself, but my mind itself. My self-doubt is here to play. #sobersunday is the simple reminder; Don’t stop.  Put one foot in front of the other, you aren’t finished yet. […]

January 21, 2018

Sober Sunday; Gratitude.


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My sober Sunday is simple this week. Gratitude. Two weeks into 2018 and again, time is simply flying. There are so many Life Projects and Mommy Tasks that I focus on, opposed to recovery related to-dos. My boys, my husband, my house  & my family; all wonderful things that take up my time, but all […]

January 16, 2018

Where Do You See Yourself?


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So, I’ve been reflecting on my life a bit lately. Isn’t that what the New Year is all about? What did I accomplish, what do I intend to tackle? This particular time of reflection led me to contemplate the woman I was 1523 days ago and how my life has transformed. Where it went as […]

January 7, 2018

Lady Lumps With Bumps


parenting, sobriety

I found a lump in my left breast. I’m not worried, but it is a lump. My adorably worrisome husband is very concerned. I get it though; one time he pretended to be asleep on the couch, I thought him to be dead and began sobbing in the middle of our living room. I get […]

January 2, 2018

Keep Growing


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  I feel that in sobriety, I’ve grown a lot when it comes to feeling secure in my own skin. When I first got sober, simple interactions with grocery store cashiers gave me anxiety; even searching for exact change made me feel uneasy! I was constantly breaking dollar bills because I didn’t want to search […]

December 12, 2017

We Need Those Simple Moments


parenting, sobriety

It had been one of those days.. If you’re a mom, you know the kind; one of those days that seemed everlasting, yet over all at once. Like it ended when you woke up. The kind where you feel like you’ve been moving nonstop, yet somehow the house is still destroyed. There were dishes and […]

December 1, 2017