Love and trauma

It's been a while since I've written anything. I am nothing if not consistently inconsistent. The past six weeks have been a challenging mix of highs and lows. Certain aspects of life here have gotten easier: I've found a routine, I've gotten involved in lots of activities, I've begun to build a solid life here. … Continue reading Love and trauma

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How five months of sobriety has changed my life

When I was still living in Thailand, I had a talk with my therapist about what was going wrong in my life and what I wanted to change. Some of the biggest things were my anxiety and my love life. I have spent the bulk of my life semi-single. I'll go on a lot of … Continue reading How five months of sobriety has changed my life

Self-love and humility

"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before the fall." You might not know this about me (though if you've seen my Instagram lately, or ever heard me list fun facts about myself, you might) but I was actually once the Bible quiz champion of Michigan. That's right. I got the ribbons and everything. … Continue reading Self-love and humility

The Next Right Thing

Living a good life is challenging. A life that's productive, positive, happy, and isn't hugely damaging to yourself or those around you... It's hard. And when you add in depression, anxiety, sickness, and sobriety on top of it all, it sometimes feels a lot harder. Depression kills my productivity. Sometimes I start thinking about having … Continue reading The Next Right Thing

San Diego Livin’

Today marks three weeks of living in San Diego and four months since I stopped drinking. And I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. Quitting drinking was a lot harder than I expected. For anyone who has anxiety or depression, you know how easy it is to rely on coping mechanisms to get through the day. … Continue reading San Diego Livin’

The journey home

The time has come, at long last. After three and a half months, I am finally close to being able to unpack my suitcase.  I'm in San Francisco today, getting ready to board a flight to Orange County. I drove to Chicago yesterday, stayed the night with my friend Sofia from Thailand, and flew out … Continue reading The journey home

Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

It's been a while since I've posted anything, as you might have noticed. I think there are roughly 7 regular readers who will have noticed... This one's for you. Sorry it's so long. Apparently a lot happens in 6 weeks. I left Seattle at the end of July and headed to Denver to see my … Continue reading Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety