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A Sober Birthday: 32 Life Lessons

March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Birthdays feel a lot different as I get older. It’s just another day, really. Not because I’m depressed about aging or anything, but the celebratory nature of it just isn’t there. I wish I was one of those people who could make everything a party. Every holiday, every birthday, every accomplishment and milestone becomes something…

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Sober mom, writer, and website designer/developer
My sobriety date is May 6, 2015, and I write to share my experience, strength, and hope in recovery. I'm not here to reinvent the wheel or tell you what to do. I'm here to show that sober living is possible, even for this retired blackout artist.

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Are You A Blogger or Entrepreneur In Recovery?

Designing and developing websites is my jamLearning to build websites changed my life. If you're an entrepreneur in recovery especially, I know there's a whole other level of challenges that go with that.

Whether in recovery or not though, if your website could use an overhaul (or an initial build, maintenance, whatever the case may be) I'm your huckleberry. Check out my portfolio, pricing, etc at my other site, Serenity Web Solutions. Or cut right to the chase and contact me!