Living one-day-at-a-time was a foreign concept to a person who regretted the past and was hopeless about the future. Celebrated 22 years sober on June 19th after arriving into recovery at 23. Surreal. I remember standing outside the sober living home after 45 days sober thinking, "I am so screwed." Disowned, bridges burned, wreckage everywhere, … Continue reading Sober 22 Years!!!!
Earlier this month, I attended a women's retreat with ladies who attend two separate fellowships. The topic fascinated me. We needed to fix what was broken (spiritually, emotionally, etc). In the first group, I found myself reflecting on previous retreats, in the same chair, at a time when I felt an immense amount of pain. … Continue reading Healing Does Take Time in this Recovery Journey
Commemorating 8000 days sober today, including weekends and holidays. Thankful for His grace, recovery family & friends for 8000 days, 262.83 months, and 21.9 years of clean time, sobriety time, recovery time. #soberyall #soberliving #sobergirlsociety #sobrietyrocks #cleanandserene #womeninrecovery #vetsinrecovery #8000daysclean #thankfullness #sobersaturday
In my recovery community, we place a strong emphasis on feeling grateful. In fact, I feel as if a majority of the meetings throughout November are primarily about gratitude. Today I felt a little blah. Thinking about a few painful memories and needed a boost. Thought back to my early recovery days when it was … Continue reading Time for a Gratitude List
Many years ago, I met Laura, a volunteer social worker who worked as a crisis therapist. She caught my attention at age 24 when I felt angry, hopeless, and full of fear. My present moment and future felt bleak. Newly sober resident who lived in a halfway house with thirteen other women, all I could … Continue reading Coaching & the Recovery Journey