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!
“California, where the spring comes in the fall and the fall comes in the summer and the summer comes in the winter and the winter never comes at all.” ~ Inez Haynes Irwin Hi Family! I cannot believe we are halfway through Gratitude Month! In school, we are heading into the final few weeks and … Continue reading California Vacation Time
Next week, I look forward to selecting my class schedule for a new master's program. Work and recovery schedules make it possible to balance a full-time grad school program. 2021-2022 was full of changes and it was rough. I remind myself of the bigger picture, but the losses and reality checks were pretty painful. Grateful … Continue reading Except When To Do So Would Injure Them or Others
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