10 Things I Learned During My First Year of Sobriety

The first year of sobriety is a physical, emotional, and spiritual roller coaster. When I got sober in 2010, I knew that I was in for a ride. There were plenty of ups and downs, laughs and tears - but man, there is just nothing like finally picking up your one-year medallion! Here are 10 [...]

Keeping the Faith – Are You Wonderstruck by God?

As my husband and I have begun the journey of adopting a child, I have taken it as an opportunity to grow my faith. Adoption is stressful, difficult, and nothing can be for certain. We both walk into it hopeful, but also scared of the uncertainty of it all. Because of that, I decided that [...]

How I Got Through the First 90 Days of Sobriety

December 7th, 2010 was the last time that any mood altering substance entered my body. Prior to that, I had been a slave to the disease of addiction since the age of 21. I took my first drink at the age of  13. I had no idea what the future held from that first drink [...]

What “Adulting” Really Means

I am a little behind on my writing. The last couple of weeks have kind of been a whirlwind, and I have not had a lot of time to do anything except be on the go. I have been thinking all day about what this post should be about. I thought about writing something relating [...]

The Freedom To Be Me

I am not the most unique nor the most boring person. I am not the most beautiful, but definitely not ugly either. I did not come from an impoverished family but did not come from riches. My life has not been something from a Hollywood movie, but I can assure you it has not been [...]

A Very Merry Infertile Christmas

The holidays. It's a time of year that I usually can never wait to arrive. Growing up, the month of December always held a great deal of excitement. Not only would I celebrate Christmas, but my birthday is also in the month of December. There was nothing more exciting than breaking out the Christmas decor, [...]

A Change of Seasons

There is something incredibly comforting to me about the seasonal change from summer to fall. There are many of us who share this sentiment. It's our favorite time of the year. The temperature cools, the leaves change - even the smells change. And while there are also the cliche favorites like the pumpkin spiced latte [...]