Navigating life as a woman + mom in recovery, one day at a time.

Health

I Stopped Being Grateful

this kitchen is for dancing looking for gratitude in small things sobriety recovery blog

The kitchen is dark except for the counter lights under the cabinets. My favorite sign is leaning against the wall on the counter, “This Kitchen Is For Dancing”. We’ve danced so many times in this kitchen. I stopped being grateful for this house. What a mistake. A ceramic angel is watching me, next to a…

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Why Not Just One Drink?

walking for anxiety

It’s 5:42 am, and I’m writing this because I’m too tired to think and this seemed easier than trying to write my book. Honesty is the best policy, guys. I could go back to sleep, but I am determined to create a new habit. That new habit is writing every day, no matter what. I…

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Serenity and Responsibility

serenity-prayer-sunset

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,…

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I’m Alive

alive responsibility

I’m learning what it means to be alive. Truly alive. Personal responsibility is something that I value tremendously in myself, as well as in every relationship in my life. I don’t connect very well with those who don’t hold themselves accountable for their behavior. So, it makes sense that I haven’t even connected with myself in the past, due…

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Turning Thirty Sober

happy sober birthday thirty years old

I wrote this post and made it private before I ever really shared this blog. Pulling it out of “hiding” today (Feb 2017). Just a few short thoughts on sobriety and hitting the big 3-0. I’ll be 30 years old in 10 days.This will be my first sober birthday in about a decade (excluding pregnancies), I think.…

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