It's a beautiful, 50-degree, sun-shiny spring day today—finally. I'm sitting at one of my favorite cafes, looking out at the 4-foot tall piles of snow on the street corners, anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first 60-degree day this weekend. After what has felt like the longest winter in ages, the spring sun is a … Continue reading Spring Thinking
This summer has been pleasantly rejuvenating for me, for the most part. Aside from my emotional breakdown in June after I broke up—and then got back together with—my boyfriend, I've had a really good chance to take a step back and focus on self-care following the semester from hell this past spring. Despite having my … Continue reading Focusing Outward in Long-Term Sobriety
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. My last post was at 290 days, shortly before the spring semester ended. Spring semester … Continue reading 10 Months Sober – Life Just Never Slows Down, Does It?
Still here, friends. Still with you. 192 days alcohol free. It’s amazing, really, how the days keep creeping upward, just as a green vine crawls forever toward the sun, twining around a steadfast wooden support that grows taller and mends its own splinters with every day that passes. Today I'm feeling a mixture of pensiveness, … Continue reading 192 Days Alcohol Free: On Vocation, Patience and Vulnerability
Sometimes what I'm doing doesn't feel a whole lot like my own life. It's almost as if someone has plucked me out of a crowd and thrown me into these different experiences, and I'm wandering around nodding my head, jotting down notes, and wondering if anyone is going to figure out how unprepared and incompetent … Continue reading 156 Days Alcohol Free: Opening, Deepening, Losing.