Bad Behavior, Dysfunction, recovery

It Took Me Right Back, But Only for a Minute

I’ve learned my lessons. I’ve done the work. I’ve purged my demons and gotten so much better about recognizing the people and situations that trigger me. But I was recently reminded of how quickly old behaviors can rise seemingly anew, whispering in my ear - You thought you got rid of me, didn’t you?  The… Continue reading It Took Me Right Back, But Only for a Minute

Books, Each Day, Friendships, Introverts, recovery

The Glitter is on the Inside

When you hear the word introvert, you might think of a person who is shy, isolated, quiet, and awkward. And sometimes this may be true. But the real definition of an introvert is someone who derives their energy from being by themselves to recharge. By contrast, an extrovert gets their energy from their interactions with other people.… Continue reading The Glitter is on the Inside

Alcoholism, Friendships

If You Lie Down With Dogs

“No one rises to low expectations.” -Les Brown I recently found out something about two very close friends; something that shocked me so much, it took my breath away. Their secret made me question everything I knew about the two of them and our mutual friendships, our conversations, my choice to confide in each, and more. Upon finally hearing… Continue reading If You Lie Down With Dogs