Raw and Out There…

Meeting night tonight. This entry will be the blog-equivalent of an ugly cry. Spent some time before the meeting chatting with a long-time friend in recovery, explaining some things about my early life and how I didn’t come away with any mementos, y’know, stuff from childhood, because my mom was always moving us from place… Continue reading Raw and Out There…

True Worth

I really wanted to call this entry Yielded and healed...just to give everyone a little tongue twister...but I'll just share my silly instead. Love you guys! Recently heard a great speaker at a meeting. He spoke about significance being a driver for addictive behavior and acting out. I certainly can attest to that. It was… Continue reading True Worth

Plan for Pain

In talking about my character flaws, I will refer back to my fourth step as the place that I began to identify certain patterns of behavior that were more or less destructive, even though I didn’t go to jail or rehab for these actions. The funny thing (and not HA-HA funny, but hmmm, funny) about… Continue reading Plan for Pain

A very good place to start…

In writing my thoughts surrounding recovery, along with my struggles and trials, it has recently occurred to me that I may wish to touch upon how each step has related to my recovery in some way and introduce those less familiar with the steps. Of course, if you are online reading this, you can certainly… Continue reading A very good place to start…

Remembrance and gratitude…

Cloudy morning, but a little sunny too. Rain on the way is what's called for on the telly, but I won't be getting in a twist about it, not after the glorious week or two we've had of late. Besides, as the old proverb goes, all sun makes a desert. But sitting here, enjoying some… Continue reading Remembrance and gratitude…

Joy and strength…

Today was supposed to be a no-sugar day. Invited out to friends for supper and, poof, there in front of me were chocolate chunks of cake for dessert. Well, as you might imagine, my resolve went out the window and the cake went into my mouth. There is always tomorrow though. I was sharing with… Continue reading Joy and strength…

Caring for myself…

Tonight we may have our first frost of the season. I could feel it in the air as I got out of the car to come inside. The air was sharp and crisp. The moon, on the wane, hung low and yellow in the dark sky. Yup, I think it will be a frosty night… Continue reading Caring for myself…