I have been doing a lot of inner child work recently. Before I got sober, I would have been of the viewthat inner child work was just some kind of hippie buzz word. I didn’t hold out any hope that thiswork would be transformative in any way. Or indeed that it was for me!Now more … Continue reading Inner Child Work
Happy New Year!! Been an age since I wrote anything here! Hope everyone had the Christmas time they wanted to have! This is the first Christmas I have not been working in ages and the break feels nice! The lack of funds is not so nice, but it is what it is. I am very thankful for my cozy home and food in belly! I left my secure well-paying job after being asked to … Continue reading New Year
Just noticed it's been one year and one month since I began writing this blog! And I've noticed not written anything here for two months! So a small offering of words and pictures😊Since inter-county travel restrictions have lifted have got to see some family and friends. It was so so wonderful especially since my Dad … Continue reading Pride Month🥰🌈
Just 16 days into my sobriety I reached out to a somatic therapist whose small flyer I saw at the place I worked at the time. It was on the notice board that I placed many posters on and took many down myself and well never noticed it before!!It amazes me how quickly I reached … Continue reading Coming Home
Today we celebrate our patron Saint of Ireland St.Patrick!However we are still under a level 5 lockdown so will be no actual parades, no drinking in pubs and so on.Not drinking in a pandemic is hard. So today is just another day for me. It is hard because as is the same for most people … Continue reading 800 Days!!!!
Recently I’ve learned that we don’t get the justice we think we deserve or even imagine. I was shocked recently to find out about the sudden death of someone who had a huge impact on my whole life. Huge impact meaning traumatic impact. My abuser. Over the past two years, I’ve been working hard on … Continue reading On Endings
Two Years Free!!
My sober 45 year old self! So today its two years now since I quit alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana too!When I read other people days,months and years I’m always so amazed and like WOW that’s a lot of days together. But when I see mine in my app I’m not so amazed and in awe! … Continue reading Two Years Free!!
Death by suicide leaves the people left behind asking a ton of questions.I'm writing this because a month ago a good friend took her own life. The shock of hearing the news was something I never felt before. It hit me in the chest like a punch to the heart.I wanted to fall to the … Continue reading BE KIND
Finding my light…
When I was in my twenties I did find a way to not drink for some time. I was introduced to AA by a friend who saw my drinking as a problem.I got involved with all aspects of its active service and so on. I loved the community aspect of it that it felt like … Continue reading Finding my light…
650 Days Free!!!
The light coming in.... Today i feel more free and light then i ever have before. I feel like I am coming home to myself and that is not an easy thing for me to say without a part of me wanting to laugh at how ridiculous it sounds. That part is only protecting me … Continue reading 650 Days Free!!!