I have officially been a blogger for one year, wow! I have close to 500 followers, which humbles me to no end. I started this blog as a way to express myself in an open and honest manner with regards to my sobriety, recovery, and day to day life as a singe mom. Looking back I never expected that I would still be blogging or that I would have my own Little ‘posse’ of fellow bloggers who also write about recovery. It is as if we are our own little support group, within the wide world web. We have never met and probably never will, but the support and feedback we share is amazing.
So what has blogging taught me over the last year? Accountability; my posts are honest, the good the bad and the ugly. I speak from the heart and I own it. Humor; its important to laugh at yourself and the idiosyncrasies of life. I’m getting better at this… progress not perfection😊. Humility; this is my story, and mine only. I do not pretend to be someone or something I am not. Gratitude; drinking took a lot away from me. Fortunately, and by the grace of God, I have been able to earn and rediscover many things, including my passion for writing. And with that, respect; to myself, fellow bloggers, and the 12 step program. Acceptance; realizing that I am exactly where I am supposed to be…even when I do everything in my power to change or try to control the circumstances. When am I going to learn that it aint gonna happen?? Blogging has helped put this all into perspective, even the times I’m being stubborn and selfish. Rereading my posts and other recovery blogs allows me to take a step back and ponder a moment, and think… Many wonderful things have happened over the last 21 months or so. Some I’ve written about, others I carry in my heart. Regardless, I am so grateful that the good outweighs the bad. I can say that with confidence now, (finally!). I choose to focus on the good, just like I choose to not pick up that first drink. It’s really a simple and easy way to live. Each day I wake up sober, it’s going to be a good day, no matter what curveballs ARe thrown my way.
I can only hope my second year of blogging is received as well as my first, but if not that’s ok. I write for me, it’s my story. I am blessed that I have the opportunity to share it. I think it’s a pretty good one, and I can’t wait for the next chapter.