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Do It For Yourself...

Everyone says that the only way to have a ‘successful’ recovery from addiction is to do it for yourself. I went to an AA meeting on Saturday and the reading (from ‘Living Sober’) was First Things First. 403 more words


Here I am, little ol’ me, getting one of my “great” ideas again…hoping that devoting an entire blog to all things recovery won’t come back to bite me one of these days.   208 more words


The deserved drink

I think I’m starting to sense a theme for my blog (does 2 posts constitute a theme?). Since I stopped drinking alcohol 47 days ago, my sobriety has renewed my passion for self expression and blogging. 398 more words

My Name is Rebecca, and I am Bipolar (Acceptance the Hard Way)

Its interesting really, doing this  to myself.  It sucks, but I knew I needed it.  I needed to get stable.  I don’t think I’m there yet, but I wouldn’t tell the doctors or anyone that for sure.   492 more words

bleed for me

just had my 3rd bad blood draw, the shrink asked me to get labs done to check med levels and i went to the same place i went to last time which is when i had my 2nd bad blood draw and you might be wondering why i went to the same place after having a bad experience last time? 1,096 more words

It's a Gallon of Ice Cream Kinda Day

Just got home and it’s already a gallon of ice cream … a bottomless pit of pasta, butter and salt kind of day. I don’t know what hit me,…but it’s pretty much a closed book on today. 126 more words


prioritize the prize.

As long as I look at the Steps as chores, my results will vary, and the promises will mutate.  I find I can become just as amazed in the opposite direction, even though I’m not at the halfway-through point yet.  302 more words

The Twelve Steps