Imagine a world where we open the door to a parent throwing your Christmas gifts into the kitchen followed by, "here's a bible. You should read it." I spent weeks in my apartment in deep depression looking at all the wreckage around me wishing the reality was only a dream. Life was hopeless back then. … Continue reading 2022 – It’s a Wrap!
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
Happy holidays! In 2021, I can look back and feel so much gratitude for the December holidays. The Christmas holiday is a day for our families to reconnect, share stories, break bread, and share gifts. Reflecting through the years, I can see how my perspective has changed and for the better. In many years, this … Continue reading A Sober Christmas Journey