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The Cycle Ends with Me: Part One, On Paper

*I have wanted to share on this topic for a looooong time and realized in finally starting this piece that it has grown substantially from when I initially began making notes a couple of years ago, so l feel it … Continue reading

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Can’t Hope Him Sober

Hope is strong. It has the power to push a lost person onward to face another day, bring a broken soul back from the cusp of death, or be that life raft when it feels like things are at the … Continue reading

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Piss Off, Perfect

Perfect. Perfection. Perfectionism. Perfectionist. What do these words conjure up in your head? For me, it is mainly peoples’ faces, going waaay back to First Grade. The “perfect” work was the only student work hung on the bulletin board, and … Continue reading

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Life Changes are a B*tch

I know at 32 I haven’t had as many major life changes as lots of people older and even younger than myself, but I have still had a few, all of which have kicked my ass. I watch some people … Continue reading

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My Story Definitely Isn’t Over

As you¬†surfed social media today, you probably noticed a plethora of postings featuring people proudly displaying their super-cool semicolon tats while making the declaration, “My Story Is Not Over” #SemicolonProject416. Well, I am not hip and cool enough to actually … Continue reading

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Finding Passion and Purpose Through Pain and Confusion

Today is Black Balloon Day 2016¬†. A day that was created to remember those who passed from drug overdose deaths this past year, as well as to bring awareness to the drug epidemic. I am grateful as of this day, … Continue reading

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You’re Just Not That Important

  One of the first nuggets of wisdom I heard that really stuck with me was from a long time member, Phil. Phil is a grown child of alcoholics, so he grew up in the disease, then married an alcoholic … Continue reading

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Shitty with a Chance of Corn

One afternoon, my music teacher extraordinaire coworker and I were strolling out of Jockstrap Elementary School (name changed to protect the innocent) ranting about the overall shitasticness of the day. It was just one of those days where everything that … Continue reading

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Ya’ Gotta Find Faith

I remember feeling so rebellious watching George Michael’s Gotta Have Faith video when I was a small fry. Those jeans, that hair, the rockin’ guitar strumming…man, was I confused come to find out (as I am sure a lot of … Continue reading

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My Sanity Toolkit

Al-Anon definitely holds a special place in my heart and will always be credited as the foundation upon which my recovery was built, however I have various “tools”,if you will, that have also helped immensely over the past three years … Continue reading

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