I was having a conversation with sister #1 yesterday about our blog and how we kind of let it go and haven't thought about it in a long time. This made me sad because I remembered how healing the process of writing these blog posts has been for me and I don't want to just let that go. I know life gets crazy and it is easy to let things get pushed aside in our minds, but I don't want blogging about my sober journey to be one of them. It is a new year!! Which makes it the perfect time to set a goal and continue using this place as a space to share my thoughts, even if no one is listening. I will share a brief recap on the 9 months of 2017 that I failed to write about. Sister #1 and I went skydiving last year to celebrate our 1 year soberversary. It was the most exhilarating and freeing thing I have ever done. 9 months later and I can still feel the air pounding in my chest as we fell out of that plane. Also, I finally got my nursing license in May, and I got my first nursing job in July! Praise the Lord. The long journey of waiting finally came to an end and I am completely overflowing with gratitude to the people who have hired me and are willing to put up with the terms of probation that I have on my license. This year has taught me the importance of patience and sticking things out when they get tough and seem impossible. I was starting to feel like maybe I would never become a nurse and I should perhaps start thinking about other career paths. But it happened! I am working as a nurse and able to start paying back my parents for the mess I got myself into. Little by little I am feeling like my life is falling into place and that I am right where I am supposed to be. I will still slip into some periods of discontentment, but I try to quickly pull myself out of them and change my perspective to remember how blessed I am and how much worse things could have gotten. I am still sober and working towards being the best version of myself that I can be every day. Sister #2 is also still sober and we are starting to plan a trip to celebrate our 2 years in the beginning of April! Life is so good. I thank God that I can wake up every morning with a clear mind so that I can face whatever comes my way with thoughtfulness and clarity. This is my first post in a while, so I think I need to ease myself into writing again and not try to do too much right now. But if anyone is reading this who is contemplating a sober life in 2018, all I can say to you is that it is the best decision I have ever made and I will never go back to the way I was living before! Cheers to a new year of clean slates and new intentions.