Category Archives: General Recovery

Some Random thoughts on Sobriety and Life

I’ve been battling addiction with varying degrees of success for 11 years now. But something’s different since my last relapse, which was pretty bad.    I’m actually happy more often than not.    I like being sober.   I’m singing random songs when … Continue reading

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I’m back – still fighting

I can’t believe it was Feb. when I last posted. I don’t know where my mind has been. I’ve been struggling frankly – wanting to drink, suicidal ideation, thoughts of self harm which hasn’t been an issue in over 5 … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Statement 7

7) Love can change the course of my world. Caring becomes all important. At first I balked at this statement, not in least because I have an absolute phobia of romantic relationships, so I thought love AUGH – this is not … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Satement 6

6) Life can be ordinary or it can be great. Greatness is mine by a conscious effort. I love this statement.    It doesn’t mean to me, that things are always going to be awesome, but rather by attitude and embracing opportunities … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Satement 3

Happiness is a habit I will develop. Happiness is created not waited for I struggled with this statement for a long time.   Happiness seemed out of reach.   I remembered being happy as a kid and in my early 20’s before … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety statement 2

Negative thoughts destroy only myself. My first conscious sober act must be to remove negativity from my life. This is something I really struggled with for a long time.   At heart I lean towards pessimism, and I can usually give … Continue reading

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Getting into my new “Normal”

I’m taking a brief break from the WFS series to write a happy yet slightly uncomfortable post.    I think I’m adjusting to my life in my new “Normal” Now generally I’ll tell you that normal is a setting on a … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriey Statement 2

Negative thoughts destroy only myself. My first conscious sober act must be to remove negativity from my life. This is a tough one for me, but at least it’s one I can say I’ve been working on for some time.     … Continue reading

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I think I’m becoming ok, with who I am.

In my last post, I wrote about how my psychologist said she wished I could get to the point where I accepted who and where I am, and just be ok with it. I think I got my first taste … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015 – My motto, “No Quitting”

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted.    It’s been a weird time with lots of ups and downs.       But, as I said to my addictions Dr., and psychiatrist in my post Christmas meetings, I … Continue reading

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