I have never seen it so cluttered. A pile here, a stack there, each item placed in its final resting place with intention. This is not the work of a vandal “tossing the place looking for anything of value,” this is the work of someone with a plan. A plan with the best of intentions, but with no deadline or action component built into the plan. So basically, it’s a … [Read more...] about Is this a new trigger signaling a relapse or am I just messy?
Archives for September 2019
Lately, I’ve been feeling like there are not enough hours in the day. Now I understand everyone feels that way sometimes. It is a fact of life that things will pile up, then things will clear. One day we are almost frantic to get things done and the next we are trolling through Pinterest on our phone looking for a recipe for a crock pot breakfast. Why? Because we are … [Read more...] about Reminding myself I can control my attitude towards each day
The car was close behind me for a while. In front of me was a tractor trailer. The road is two-lane, but it has a center line to alert drivers when it is ok to pass and when drivers should refrain from passing. For the past few miles, the road has been wiggly and there has been oncoming traffic. Then the oncoming traffic eased, and a short section of passing opened on … [Read more...] about It wasn’t me this time – Road Rage Part IIII
Stigma is a funny thing. It is often subtle; you can’t quite put your finger on what you are feeling. Yet there it is. Sometimes, all you must do is say the word and feelings, emotions begin to form inside you. A switch is thrown, and your senses are activated and on alert. Affirmation. See? I know you are reacting in some way to that word. I have seen it before. … [Read more...] about It works for me so who cares what “they say”
It was the longest I have been away since I was in the hospital. Knowing my schedule was going to be crowded, I got into two meetings the week before. Then I worked eight days straight in order to be off to travel. And yesterday, even though I was back, I had an appointment with my therapist. This was a great chance to discuss what I learned at the SMART Conference and … [Read more...] about A week and a half seemed like forever