Here I am. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Not because I don’t have anything to say about recovery anymore, but just because life gets busy sometimes. The last couple of years have not let me down in that area, that’s for sure. We’ve settled into life in Alabama, and I am in love with living in a small, southern town. It’s beautiful here, and things move at a slower pace. And we have goats! Can you even imagine? A girl who grew up in a city with over a million people in the metro area now milks a goat every day! There are so many differences between how I used to live and how I do now – but that’s a blog post of its own. One to come later.
Since the last time I posted, my daughter Kari has moved here from Arizona. Any of you who know my history or have read my blog from the early days know just how much this is years of prayers answered. I couldn’t be happier that we are now a household of four and that everyone gets along and loves one another. The plan is for my daughter to move next door into the house we’re renovating as soon as it’s finished. So she’ll have her own space but still be close. Perfect, if you ask me.
As far as my recovery goes, I’m still sober. This is pretty awesome, considering how much we’ve all been through since the beginning of 2020. We did all get COVID…twice. But we made it through the sickness and quarantining with most of our wits about us and still talking to each other.
So, what’s going on now? I’ve wanted to get back to doing some personal writing for a while. I thought about starting a new blog because I am at such a different place in my life than I was before. Maybe I would write about life in the South, being a new goat owner, or even about hitting the age of 50 and dealing with menopause (which totally sucks, btw). But, for some reason, I always came back to addiction recovery.
I truly owe the life I have now to getting sober and working a program of recovery. There have been many bumps along the way when I became complacent and made messes of things. I definitely do not have it all together (as you will see in upcoming posts), but I do have over a decade’s worth of recovery experiences to share, and there are some things that I have done right along the way. I hope to share all those things – the good, the bad, and, of course, the ugly – here on Sober Grace in the coming months.