Reaching the Apex

Well, it’s officially turning into autumn up here in the Northern US, and I’m on day 430 of my sobriety. The Fall semester is in full swing and I’m entering my third week (third, already?!) of my practicum experience. I’m working at a drug & alcohol treatment facility for low-income clients, many of whom are […]

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Little bursts of hope

Lately, I’ve been getting these little bursts of excitement deep in my chest that usually last a minute or less. It swells up around my lungs and heart and sends a nice warm glow up my back to my mind. It gives me a feeling of peace and hopefulness, despite many of my days being […]

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I Choose Me

When I got sober, I had to re-learn what it meant to be good to myself, to be kind to myself, and to choose my own health and happiness over others’ when necessary. If there’s one theme that has persisted across my relationships with others, especially over the last decade or so, it has been […]

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