So I kind of just fell of the WordPress grid over the last four weeks. I’m back home now after my trip, starting to direct my energy back into the activities that made me feel good, like writing. What happened? Long story short, I received an email from my school and learned that I was… Read More Off the grid
Today we are leaving Florence, on our way to Venice. Now this may sound crazy, but both my sister and I felt a bit disconnected from this city. We still had a lot of great moments in Florence and actually preferred the city at night which surprised us since nighttime is usually associated with drinking. … Read More Accountability
My sister and I have officially hit the 1 week mark of our 6-week trip in Europe!
We have been fortunate to have beautiful weather and visit incredible places. Traveling has been a powerful way to appreciate my sobriety…… Read More Sober travels, week 1
It is a surreal feeling to visit a Italy for the first time, which is home to so much history, culture and beauty.
It has been a blessing to enjoy this trip sober, to not have that fear of something going wrong, or to be consumed by thoughts about alcohol.
Today my favourite moment was a fountain the Vatican Museum…… Read More Travels in Roma
This Wednesday night I left with my sister to begin a 6-week backpacking trip in Europe! When I had my last drinking episode this past New Year’s, I remember my Dad telling me that in my condition, it would be unsafe for me to travel. I remember at the time, the idea of not drinking… Read More The 6 week trip begins! Day 1 in Rome
Today I attended a 100th birthday party for my mom’s godmother.
I remember when she was 99 years old last year and we thought that was impressive!… Read More A 100th birthday party
I’ve noticed that since beginning my recovery journey this January, I’ve become a lot less obsessed with planning…
As a consequence of reminding myself “One day at a time”, I started to think less about the future.
Thinking about the future used to be one of my favourite activities. Wondering, what will my life be like when I started this new job? When the season changes? During an upcoming trip? When I’m 35?
I didn’t really notice how my thinking had shifted until recently… when people started asking me questions, such as..… Read More Planning vs. the present