Winter makes me exceedingly tired. Not just physically, but mentally & emotionally. I am starting to become exhausted. Somehow, I’ve convinced myself in recent years that the remedy to this is to do more: work more, volunteer my time more, go to graduate school, travel often, etc. But so often, even as I’m able to … Continue reading I am here now, and I am OK
One Year Sober: A Celebration and Reflection
I did it. I'm here. I've been sober for a whole year. I'm not even sure if or how that's possible - but, it must be. It's been 365 days since I took my last drink. And what a wild ride it's been.
The New Drug
I've been battling for a while with social media and the presence I allow it to have in my life. Before the election, I decided to deactivate my Facebook account because the things I was seeing were starting to affect my mental and emotional well-being. Every time I opened my news feed (which was frequently, by … Continue reading The New Drug
Yes, I’m Thankful
Today is Thanksgiving in the US. This Thanksgiving feels different. Nonetheless, there are always reasons to express gratitude and thanks. I have deep gratitude for my 139 days of sobriety, and this blog, where I've been able to connect with some lovely folks and have the freedom to write what comes to mind without feeling … Continue reading Yes, I’m Thankful