Category Archives: Recovery

2017

2016 wasn’t a complete disaster.  I experienced gut wrenching pain [death, relapse, difficult life lessons], euphoric joy [recovery, adulting, the perfect job] and learned so much I thought my head would explode.  Even though the vast majority of my news … Continue reading

Posted in Changes, Inspiration, Memories, Memphis, Parenting, Recovery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Relapse

  I relapsed. Because I went against my better judgment and placed myself in a precarious situation I started drinking the night before work.  Guess who couldn’t be bothered to attend the next day?  No call, no show, nothing.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Family, Recovery, Working It, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Joey

My beloved finally came home.  One day.  That’s precisely how long we lasted before beer entered the equation.  Just 24 hours and it was off to the races.  How the hell did it even happen?  This wasn’t the plan– far … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Changes, Grief, Highest Self, Jojo Dancer, Love, Raleigh, Recovery, Relationships | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

March forward

None of the following updates would be possible without sobriety.  I’m grateful and humbled.  Not everyone lives to tell about it.  Only an hour after I snapped this selfie in the sunlight I was sitting in a funeral.  Why?  Never … Continue reading

Posted in Adam, Employment, Food, It Works!, Jojo Dancer, Library, Love, Memphis, Motherhood, My Parents, Nutrition, Recovery, Restaurants, Tatum | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Balance

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.”  ~ Thomas Merton Until very recently happiness as a constant evaded me. Sure, I reacted to specific circumstances with a feeling of happiness, but it was … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Highest Self, Jojo Dancer, Love, Recovery, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leap of faith

I participate in a daily challenge designed to foster growth in my small business.  Today we acknowledged how thankful we were for the many opportunities afforded to us by our decision to join the It Works Family.  So I shared … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Anxiety, Changes, Employment, Health, Highest Self, Recovery, Sloane, Working It, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments