My entire life I always loved new beginnings. I always looked forward to new school years or starting new jobs. I always felt like I had the opportunity to reinvent myself. I was always looking to reinvent myself because deep down I really just hated who I was. Every single new beginning I would start… Continue reading New Beginnings
Nothing like a little Mother Nature to remind me how powerless I am. In our neck of the woods we had quite the storm this afternoon. It was short and quick, but it was truly powerful. I got home from work only to find my power had gone out and my doggie in a full… Continue reading Nothing like a little natural disaster…
It was explained to me once to think of myself as a cup (hang on here). That I am a cup that is filled with water. Water can go out of the cup as well as into the cup. Everyday stressors such as work, relationships, chores…(fill in the blank here) drains the water out of… Continue reading How do you refill your cup?
I like to think that instead of being born an alcoholic or addict, I was born a seeker. This makes much more sense to me in the grander scheme of things. Let me explain: In my younger drinking days I (obviously) sought alcohol. I sought until I could seek no more. I self destructed through… Continue reading Seeking
How do you be of service? Service can come in many different forms. I was reminded today that one of my first forms of service was simply to put chairs away. You see, I was too scared to talk to people, had no clue how to operate a coffee machine, and didn’t know the difference… Continue reading Being of Service
The same man will drink again. Will you go to any lengths to get (stay) sober? Don’t put the cart before the horse. Choosing character building over comfort. The only thing you have to do is change everything about yourself. Guys. This is where I’m at right now. (Oh hey, 6 & 7). Despite… Continue reading CHANGE
Yesterday was rainy, first day back to work after the 3 day weekend, I was tired….blah blah blah. I was a little grumpy. I told myself, “Today is going to be a ‘5’ and I was going to be the best god damn ‘5’ I can be.” I didn’t push myself too hard, I didn’t… Continue reading It’s a Good Day