Month: July 2019

Alcohol Part Two

If you haven’t read Alcohol Part One, go back and read that entry first. The social aspect of drinking is a big one within my friend’s group and family. Wine nights, wine chats, camping, pool parties, barbeques, holidays, and just hanging out are just some of the times that alcohol is a beverage of choice. Hell, my girlfriend’s and I used to even grab a … Read More Alcohol Part Two

Alcohol Part One

When we think of alcohol, we think of many types as well as different types of people who drink it. When someone talks about alcohol like I’m about to, I get uncomfortable. And that’s why I’m sharing this with you. A little history: I grew up in a home with a drug addict, alcoholic father and a pill addicted, maybe alcoholic mother. I don’t … Read More Alcohol Part One

Freedom

For most of us in the United States, the word ‘freedom’ signifies our freedom from oppression. But most of us don’t think about what freedom means on a more individual level. Yes, you have the freedom to work where you want, eat what you want, drive what you want, etc., but have you thought about the freedom that is even more granular than that? … Read More Freedom

Happy Soul, Happy Life

We’ve all heard the phrase “happy wife, happy life”, right? What if, instead of listening to that, we created a new phrase? I mean, I personally don’t want my husband just to appease me to make his life happy. I came across this phrase a couple days ago and it just stuck with me. So instead of “happy wife, happy life”, I want to … Read More Happy Soul, Happy Life

Secret

I’ve been keeping a secret for the past eight months. Only a few people know about it because of the shame I’m working through. And to fully work through the shame, I need to share the secret. Get it out. I took a step last week and posted a picture with my secret. I put it out there. I’m letting myself own the change. … Read More Secret

Ruminator

Ruminate: to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly. Have you ever heard of this term before? I hadn’t until a year or so ago while listening to personal development. I can’t remember exactly which book or podcast I first heard it on, but it stuck with me. A ruminator is someone who dwells on things that have happened in … Read More Ruminator

Recovery

Recovery from anything is always going to be different for each person. Even recovery from back surgery. Prior to my surgery, I did a lot of research online and in Facebook groups to learn about all the recovery tips, tricks, and timelines that I could. The problem I was finding was that most information that is published about recovery is about the slow recoveries. … Read More Recovery

Mistakes

We all make mistakes. Small mistakes. Big mistakes. Mistakes that later become the best decision we could have made. Mistakes that others don’t even see as a mistake. The problem with mistakes isn’t the mistake itself. Well, sometimes, but not always. For me, it is definitely living in fear every day, every hour, every minute, every second, that I will make a mistake. The … Read More Mistakes