An Emergency Gratitude List

As part of my process to deal with the disappointment I wrote about earlier and the worry of my lost luggage I feel the need to remind myself of the positives in my life: I have no idea without checking

An Emergency Gratitude List

As part of my process to deal with the disappointment I wrote about earlier and the worry of my lost luggage I feel the need to remind myself of the positives in my life: I have no idea without checking

Head in Hands

Dealing with disappointment

I have experienced a bitter blow in the job hunting which has led to feelings of terrible disappointment. I also have a problem ongoing involving a lost suitcase abroad and, as a result of that, I have some persistent, low level worry

Head in Hands

Dealing with disappointment

I have experienced a bitter blow in the job hunting which has led to feelings of terrible disappointment. I also have a problem ongoing involving a lost suitcase abroad and, as a result of that, I have some persistent, low level worry

Addicted to Alcohol vs Being an Alcoholic

Yesterday I retweeted something that referred to recovery from alcoholism. My tweets are connected to my travel blog which my family can look at although they don’t much. It made me think twice about pressing the retweet button when I

Addicted to Alcohol vs Being an Alcoholic

Yesterday I retweeted something that referred to recovery from alcoholism. My tweets are connected to my travel blog which my family can look at although they don’t much. It made me think twice about pressing the retweet button when I

Venice

13 months sober – now what?

Feeling a bit of the “now whats” today. Here I am in Venice locked away in my hotel room playing scrabble and blogging. Sure, I’ve been out today – riding the vaporetto up and down the Grand Canal, strolling along

Venice

13 months sober – now what?

Feeling a bit of the “now whats” today. Here I am in Venice locked away in my hotel room playing scrabble and blogging. Sure, I’ve been out today – riding the vaporetto up and down the Grand Canal, strolling along

What the new me had instead

Travelling sober

I’m in Venice this evening. Barring a couple of trips to Ireland, this is my first venture overseas since I quit drinking. Various things were going on last year but the main reason I didn’t go abroad was because I

What the new me had instead

Travelling sober

I’m in Venice this evening. Barring a couple of trips to Ireland, this is my first venture overseas since I quit drinking. Various things were going on last year but the main reason I didn’t go abroad was because I

Something to be thankful for

Gratitude

I’ve been reading about ways to improve self-esteem and change negative thought patterns. Overall I think I am pretty good about seeing the positive in things and circumstances although perhaps less good about seeing the positive in me or believing in

Something to be thankful for

Gratitude

I’ve been reading about ways to improve self-esteem and change negative thought patterns. Overall I think I am pretty good about seeing the positive in things and circumstances although perhaps less good about seeing the positive in me or believing in

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ONE YEAR!!

At the end of today I am one year sober. Hooray! It is a landmark event. I am so pleased and so surprised that I have made it this far. I haven’t been the world’s best blogger – infrequent and

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ONE YEAR!!

At the end of today I am one year sober. Hooray! It is a landmark event. I am so pleased and so surprised that I have made it this far. I haven’t been the world’s best blogger – infrequent and