Tragic Girl, I Think Of You


sobriety

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


parenting, sobriety

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

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