I feel depressed today. Hard to say exactly why, though I’m not really surprised. It’s cold and rainy here in the Midwest – so much for enjoying springtime – and the grey skies are just weighing me down further. I need sun. I need to be able to walk outside and get fresh air. Instead, […]Read more "Lonely but Not Alone"
Oh my. It has been a crazy few weeks for me. Emotionally, professionally, academically. I even celebrated my 10-month soberversary on the 9th. I feel a little overwhelmed with what to even say, so I’ll just start at the beginning.Read more "10 Months Sober – Life Just Never Slows Down, Does It?"
So, tomorrow is day 290 alcohol free. Holy buckets. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself how good it feels, really, to be sober, because I’ve gotten to the point where I hardly notice it anymore; it doesn’t feel like I have to try. Even when I’m stressed. Even when I’m sad. Even when […]Read more "290 Days Alcohol Free"
So, a depressed person, a divorcee, a coffee addict, an ex-cigarette smoker, a former bulimic, and a sober alcoholic walk into a room…and somehow, they’re all the same person. That is, somehow, they’re all me. I am depressed. I’m divorced. I am a coffee addict, an ex-smoker, a former bulimic, and a sober alcoholic. These […]Read more "Defeating My Addictive Personality, One Substance at a Time"
Today I’m 9 months and 3 days alcohol free. I am tired. My shoulders are pinched up into knots because of stress. My lower back aches, and my head feels too heavy for my neck. I’m tired. I’ve got two more papers left to write for the semester, and only 10 days to write them. […]Read more "Day 278 Sober: Drowning in Stress"
I’ve been thinking about forgiveness a lot lately, and all its forms and applications. It’s been easier to forgive in sobriety, but not every case is the same. As a drinking person, I was quick to forgive on the surface, yet held nasty grudges and spiteful feelings toward people who I felt had wronged me. […]Read more "Forgiving the “Unforgivable”?"
Hi sober friends. I’m here! On day 264 of my sobriety. 3/4 of the way through my first year. woohoo. I want to say thank you to all who showed me support on my last post. I was in a vulnerable emotional state that had been following me around for a while. Something having to […]Read more "Day 264 Alcohol Free"