None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change the tenor of our lives. -Kathleen Norris
As of December 5, 2012…
I have avoided creating this page because I am a work in process in terms of defining myself. But here it goes. I am a 43-year old wife and mother of 2 beautiful children. I also happen to be the proud owner of 314 days of continuous sobriety, the most I have ever put together in my adult life. I began this blog as a sort of diary to chart my journey through recovery, but, like so many things in life, it has evolved into more than I could ever have dreamed possible. The lessons I have learned, the friendships I have made in this online world, and the relationships I have deepened in my “offline” life are gifts I didn’t even know existed.
In this early phase of my recovery, the most important lesson I have learned is this: with any form of addiction, the substance is nothing more than a symptom… the real problem lies between the ears. The solution is honest self-examination, willingness to change, and a belief that there is Something or Someone greater than yourself to help you.
I have also learned that no matter how dark the cloud is over your head, no matter how low you feel your bottom is, no matter how hopeless life seems, there is a miracle waiting… and it is right around the corner!