Breaking the Stigma

Growing up, society taught me that I should not disclose that I am an alcoholic or an addict - that my addiction is something I should be ashamed of. I heard this message every time someone described another person's behavior to be that of a “crackhead,” every time someone talked about what a “drunk” someone... Continue Reading →

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7 Years!

Life has been very busy lately, and I honestly haven’t written in a long time. I forgot how much I missed it. I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know that this past Saturday I celebrated 7 years sober! Holy crap, right?!? 🤪 I felt this was the perfect opportunity to... Continue Reading →

Body Image

Today was the start of my new and improved health and fitness journey. Yep - here I go again. 😞 I am no longer calling it a diet, screw that - I’m calling it a “do-it-dammit!” 🤪 I have not been happy with my body for a VERY long time, and if I’m being perfectly... Continue Reading →

Spelling Bee 🐝

My daughter won her school Spelling Bee last month which allowed her to advance to the District Spelling Bee where the age range went all the way up to 8th grade! She held her own, and was so confident. She made it into the top 12 spellers. Then it happened - she got one wrong,... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays! ♥️

A quick year in review: For all of the things that went wrong in 2020, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on some of the things that went right! My family has stayed healthy. 🤞🤞Brad and I stayed employed. I was even promoted! 🤩I celebrated 6 years sober! 😎Brad and I celebrated... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Ramblings

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how this pandemic would have impacted my life if I were still drinking. I’ve ran a thousand different scenarios through my head and each one leads to the same result - I would not have survived this. Isolation is dangerous for those who suffer with substance abuse disorders.... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 6 years! 💜

Today, I celebrate 6 years of recovery!!! 💝 I decided to take a hike this morning to allow myself some time to reflect on where I was 6 years ago, and where I am today. I am so grateful for my sobriety, and for the friends and family who have walked this path beside me.... Continue Reading →

Ramblings of a Chronic Worrier

The early morning ramblings of a chronic worrier...it’s exhausting! What exhausts me is when my “inner-me” starts comparing itself to your “outer-you”. Does that make sense? 🤣 Quarantine has been difficult. I miss human connection - eye contact, smiles and the vulnerability of speaking truthfully to someone face to face. I was talking with a... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Here! 🤪

I haven’t written in awhile. I’m sorry for that. Life has been crazy and I’ve honestly just been in a funk for way too long. It’s Friday night, and 6 months ago I would have just left the Milwaukee women’s prison after having a meeting with the ladies there. I would have just shared my... Continue Reading →

The Isolation Journal

I have to be honest guys, this isolation is starting to get to me. 😳 I love to laugh and make jokes, and I truly believe laughter is the best medicine and it’s been seeing me through this shit show so far, but sometimes I have a tendency to use humor as armor - to... Continue Reading →

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