Happy 2024!

Yikes~! My last blog post was December 18 for my 3-year sobriety celebration. It’s been over a month. A lot has happened since then. It’s been a cold start to 2024 in my part of the world! Edmonton hit lows in the -40C to -50C temperatures for 2 weeks straight. -40C is the point where […]

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 […]

I am the tree. The tree is me.

I did some front yard maintenance this year and that included cleaning up our front yard and planting a new plum tree. My research suggested that it was best to leave the tree to grow on its own rather than tether it to support. However, it’s been a very windy spring in Edmonton. Still, the […]

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 […]

I’m sober….now what?

First off, Happy belated Canada Day to all of my Canadian readers and Happy Independence Day to all of my US readers. I’m 19 months sober. What does that mean? How has it changed my life? What is next? Social drinking I’ve always been a social drinker on weekends and with friends at parties. In […]

The last of my 40s

When I turned 40, I had an epic birthday party in Mexico. I actually planned for the trip without letting people know exactly where we were going. I disclosed clues in the weeks leading up to the vacation of our location and one friend guessed it. I arranged an all inclusive trip to Mexico for […]

I’m Hanging in There

When I decided to start a blog post in January 2022, I had no idea what would happen. I suppose I thought I could talk about my most awesome 50th year on this earth and share how I celebrated. I would talk about my favorite things. I would share about my awesome rounds of golf […]