I have a question. Why is it so hard to focus on all of the good things we have in our life? And not dwell on the negatives? hmmm. My brain automatically jumps to what I don't have and what I'm missing. I caught myself on our family cruise a few times daydreaming about what it would be like to sip on a glass of wine or 3 at dinner (and by sip I mean guzzle). My brain can many times tell me I'm missing out on the fun everyone else is having. But when I take a step back, I get
Alright, so we just got back (one hour ago to be exact) from the Alaskan cruise we went on to celebrate our Grandma's 80th birthday. Let me tell you, I definitely have some thoughts about cruises, especially cruises when you are newly sober. Was it an amazing trip spending time with my family and seeing beautiful sites? Of course. Would I recommend it to anyone in the beginning stages of sobriety, or even in any stage throughout their journey? Definitely not. Cruises are basi
I love new beginnings and fresh starts. Hope and optimism always seem to be involved in a new beginning. Lately I've been thinking a lot about fresh starts vs. being a runner. A lot of times, I run away when things get hard. Instead of facing a problem, I'd much rather avoid it. Us alcoholics are good at that right? We'd rather drink and avoid rather than face our fears or our pain. I've noticed this has sadly been a big pattern in my life. I run from jobs, relationships, liv
Well its official!! #1 and I are roomies!!! :) The past few days have been super busy with packing, unpacking, and all the other fun sweaty stuff that comes with moving into a new place. I am so excited! I have not yet moved my bed from my other apartment so I slept on the floor my first night in our new place, but it still felt so much like home. Our youngest sister came over and we all ate Chinese food on the floor and splurged on three pints of Ben and Jerry's ice cream We
100 DAYS FOR SISTER #2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi guys! So as you can tell by the title, today is 100 DAYS for sister #2. How fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this amazing or what? Into the triple digits! Sissy, you are living with such happiness and peace now. It makes me want to cry. You're honestly my hero. I want to rewind a little bit. I want to give you guys another little glimpse into who we were, and where we are now. Rewind to a few months after my DUI last year. I had told myself after I got out of that disgusting jai
A hangover free 5th of July!
I am a day late but, Happy 4th of July!! I hope everyone had a safe and amazing day celebrating our country and our freedom! I know I was also celebrating my freedom from alcohol!! This 4th of July was very different for me. Last year at this time I was in Italy on a two month long Europe trip, where I was coaching summer volleyball and traveling in between working. They obviously do not celebrate this holiday over there, but I was with two other American girls and we definit