Hi all. Here I am, day 708 of sobriety--1 year, 11 months, and 1 week since my last drink--and I am at ease. I'm just three short weeks from my two year anniversary and god, it all feels too normal and too surreal, all at the same time. I have so many thoughts about my … Continue reading 708 Days
I've been doing a lot of yoga lately. I started the practice last fall—shortly after my internship began—as a way to find some sort of "leveling force" for my life when things became a bit too chaotic or stressful. It was such a needed and welcome reprieve for me to walk into the dark yoga … Continue reading Yoga, Sobriety & Letting Go
Today is the anniversary of what would've been 5 years of marriage for me. I'm a little stunned by how wholly and powerfully my life has changed since then. I still celebrate this day in my own little way, like a quiet emotional nod and wink to my past self. It's like a recognition of … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Me
Ever since Friday, I've been enveloped in this strange blanket of tender, complicated emotions. With my own bittersweet memories of pain and loss washing over me in waves, coupled with the tragic loss of a favorite musician to an all-too-predictable (and all-too-preventable) suicide, I've been taken over by some force of tragic optimism. I spent … Continue reading Make Tiny Changes
If you are hurting, please just talk to someone. Anyone. Don't let the world wake up hurting in your absence. We need you here.
I think I've said this on here before, but spring tends to be really hard for me. *rolls eyes*. Duh, I've only been saying that for like, three months now. It's not just the effects of changing weather, as we shift from cold, blustery days into cool, dewy nights. Yes, the lingering of winter can … Continue reading The Anniversary Effect
In this moment I am sitting on a comfy couch, hedgehog in my lap, as a dog barks anxiously outside my doors. I've rented an Airbnb up north for myself and my hedgie for the weekend--just the two of us--as a thank you and congratulations to myself for completing the first year of internships without … Continue reading On Self-Care…