Skeletons 2.6 – My Recovery Reflection

Reflection (past) – Hindsight is 20/20…sometimes. Sooooooo, we decided it was a good idea to go to Las Vegas for Easter weekend 2018. Easter weekend in Sin City? Really? Yes! With the kids? You know it!  We needed to get out of dodge. H suggested it and I said “hey, why not?” The plan wasContinue reading “Skeletons 2.6 – My Recovery Reflection”

Skeletons 2.4 – My Recovery Responsibility

Responsibility (past & present): “Every time you point a finger at someone, there are 3 pointing back at you.” – Unknown My favorite game to play in life has been the “blame game.”  Call me out and my go to reaction is more often than not, defensive. I will go to great lengths to justifyContinue reading “Skeletons 2.4 – My Recovery Responsibility”

Skeletons 2.3 – My Reckonings

Reckonings: “Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows.” (BB, Chapter 3) I’ll never forget a moment that occurred while talking to my sister on the phone.  It was day time. I was drunk and I rememberContinue reading “Skeletons 2.3 – My Reckonings”

Skeletons 2.2 – My Recovery Review

**Disclaimer: As mentioned in my About page, this blog has morphed into way more than I thought it would and with that has come various changes over the past 3 years.  I’ve updated the Home Page again to reflect those changes so check it out if the mood strikes you. Wanna know what else I did?Continue reading “Skeletons 2.2 – My Recovery Review”

My Rebellion and Recovery Rekindled

This was originally published on March 4, 2018. Rekindled: Friends walk in and out of our lives but the good ones always find their way back or never leave to begin with. **Disclaimer: This is the last post of “What the Hell it Was Like” and it is long AF. The topics include nicknames andContinue reading “My Rebellion and Recovery Rekindled”

Skeletons 1.9 – My Ridiculousness

This was originally published on Valentine’s Day 2018. Ridiculousness: One drink is too many and a thousand is not enough. Weddings. Oh how I love weddings. I’ve attended and/or participated in many but I’ve only NOT drank at 3 of them – 2 of them I wished I could drink and 1, the thought toContinue reading “Skeletons 1.9 – My Ridiculousness”

Skeletons 1.8 – My Recovery Rejection

This post was originally published on February 3, 2018.  Things have changed since I wrote this.  I am no longer in AA, as I have decided to enmesh myself in church.  It was a conscious decision that I had made several times but this time, it’s sticking.  I will forever be grateful to AA andContinue reading “Skeletons 1.8 – My Recovery Rejection”

Skeletons 1.7 – My Replay

This was originally published on January 30, 2018 Replay (past): “Playing back the tape” never fails to set me straight. Bachelorette parties. Man oh man. I’ve planned and/or attended many and it’s safe to say, there were no shortage of drunken shenanigans when it came to my participation. As my alcoholism progressed, so did myContinue reading “Skeletons 1.7 – My Replay”

Skeletons 1.6 – My Recovery Regroup

This post was originally published on January 26, 2018. Regroup: Rock bottom or a life worth living? The choice was and still is mine to make. Speaking of bottoms, just because I quit drinking doesn’t mean my life is all rainbows and unicorns spewing glitter out of their asses 24/7. In fact, it is saidContinue reading “Skeletons 1.6 – My Recovery Regroup”

Skeletons 1.5 – My Recollection

This was orginially published January 25, 2018. Recollection: “We shall not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.” (The Promises, BB pg.83) It’s been over a week since I posted and not gonna lie (NGL) I allllllmost decided that I was going to stop this whole thing all together.  I’m notContinue reading “Skeletons 1.5 – My Recollection”