I didn’t know

“I didn’t know.” “I wish I knew you were struggling.” “I did not realize your pain (…) and I wish I could have been more supportive.” These are common things I have heard since sharing my drinking problems in Run For Your Life. People did not know that I was suffering. I was successful at […]

3 years sober

Wow! 3 years sober. That’s amazing! It’s definitely worth celebrating. I’m so proud of myself. One day at a time = 3 years! But, even with a big milestone today is just another day and unfortunately life has been pretty crazy. My last blog was October 30. That seems so far away. You can read […]

Emotional month!

I’ve been working on my next blog for a couple of weeks. I don’t have writer’s block but I’m having difficulty organizing my thoughts into a blog worth sharing. I’m writing, just not in my blog. I’m looking into a couple of writing gigs and that has me excited. I’ve been writing my experiences and […]

A mid-midlife crisis

I’ve been in a midlife crisis for the last couple of years since I made the choice to be sober. I feel like I’m in the middle of a midlife crisis during my midlife crisis. I don’t love the word crisis so let’s just say I’m going thru a lot of self evaluation. I guess […]

next shot.

I’ve been clean and sober since December 18, 2020. It’s long enough that I’m losing track of how long I’ve been clean. I still feel great. I love mocktails and have started to enjoy the occasional alcohol-free beer. I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo to celebrate my decision to be sober. Sobriety tattoos should […]

2023 – Intentions

Intentions…I’ve heard this word a lot in 2023 so far and it’s really speaking to me. Instead of resolutions, I usually talk about goals for the year. This year, I’m talking about my intentions for the year. I listened to an excellent Daily Calm meditation from Tamara Levitt early this year and it really struck […]

Goodbye 2022!

It’s the end of another year. My first year of blogging comes to an end. If 2021 was about change and new habits, 2022 was about adjusting to those changes and finding my new self. Here are some quick highlights and lessons learned from the year. Blogging I had a lot of fun blogging. At […]

2 years sober

December 17, 2020. That’s the last day that I had an alcoholic drink. I started my sober journey on December 18, 2020. It’s been 2 years of sobriety and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m catching up on some Reader’s Digest magazines and the November 2022 edition had an article called Buzz Kill and […]

Movember 2022 – Final

Movember 2022 was awesome! I ran a really exciting campaign with a goal to raise $1,500 and match every dollar with 1 minute of activity. Goals met! Final ‘mo picture Looking good!!!

Movember 2022 – Week 3

November is flying by!!!! Week 3 of Movember was fantastic! I reached my fundraising goal, the weather was beautiful, I got my indoor cycle trainer setup, and my new glasses came in! Christmas lights are up; ‘Tis the season…almost! We’re about 75% thru November. Here’s an update on my goals for the month: Activity Update […]