So, because a part of recovery is releasing expectations, I will no longer apologize for my somewhat sporadic posting. My posts appear when they will and that is really between God and I. My brain is just flat tired. I have been working overtime for over a week, and it’s just fried my circuits a … Continue reading No Expectations
Ah, nothing I love more than water and sunshine. Hanging out with family in the water in the sun and I am in a happy space. Last night, cleaning up for bed, I found out that there can be too much of a good thing as I felt the effects of too much sun and … Continue reading Water and Sunshine
So, it’s been several days since I’ve written anything, beyond work stuff. I have felt pretty inundated there, and finally tonight I am coming up for air. I have also decided to start being a bit more intentional about my food. This has caused me to be a little more edgy. Fun times. Found myself … Continue reading With Love, a new Journey.
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…
Listening to a pod cast this week, and a phrase stuck out to me. Integrity is not perfection, it is authenticity. The speaker went on to say that many times we use the excuse that nobody’s perfect as a cop-out. It becomes a way to shrug-off a conviction to progress toward God’s plan of clean … Continue reading The Road of Authenticity
True story. Was really feeling like I had little more to write about, and struggling to find relevant topics to cover in this blog. I am not certain folks are interested in the outcome of us sorting our garage, or that fact that we are fostering some tomato plants with mixed results. But this morning, … Continue reading Sanity Check ✔
Well, we all get to a point in our path, where, after climbing a long section, we lean or sit for a moment and catch our breath. That is what it seems like I’ve been doing lately. I have been trying walk out some particularly rough spots in my recovery, and in doing so, have … Continue reading Pressing On
Life is very interesting. It’s kind of like dance lessons. You have the steps down and you are counting them out, get a rhythm going and then the music changes, or you get a cramp in your foot. Our recoveries are that way, too. Sometimes we think we have a good step progression in place, … Continue reading Through, not over.
One thing our recoveries must include to have any chance of being effective is honesty. I have been trying to rationalize my way out of being honest with someone about a situation that hurt me deeply. Sometimes, when we are hurt, we try to do anything and everything to run away from the pain. Or … Continue reading To get unstuck
Well, the migraine is lifting, like a heavy fog, and I am once again wandering about in the land of the living. I can operate in a migraine haze, but it tends to look a bit like someone who just woke up after a trans-Atlantic flight with jet lag and the flu. I don’t make … Continue reading Stepping out of the haze…