addiction & recovery

 

I got sober on January 1st, 2016. Before and since, life has been a hell of a roller coaster. I’ve written during panic attacks in the depths of addiction, and while riding the pink cloud in early recovery. It’s all real, it’s sometimes shit, sometimes great, and it all passes.

I’ve written about others’ addiction as well, such as growing up with an alcoholic father, and the ongoing ripples that effect the lives of myself and my family to this day.

I hope that my experience can help others, including those fighting their own battles with addiction or family members of addicts. Addiction isn’t easy to understand, and it tears lives apart, but there is always hope. Anyone can change if they want to.

Some selections include Trigger Warnings for descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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  • Autumn walks with my tiny baby girl @harleytheminibulldog πŸ‚πŸΆπŸ§‘πŸΎ
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#harleytheminibulldog #autumnvibes🍁 #autumn #fall #uk #newcastleupontyne #northeast #newcastle #leaffalldown #wallsendpark #wallsend #walkies
  • I've gained a little weight recently and I've really been struggling with my body. This year I've been going to the gym regularly, I've had an exploratory surgery and a million other tests for my chronic pain [which they still don't know the cause of,] changed my diet multiple times, started a second business, adopted my furry daughter, and have made it through [almost] another year of sobriety. Why is it that instead of feeling proud of myself and having compassion for my poor body, all I can focus on are my stomach rolls? I'm so tired of chasing the "I'll love myself when" idea. I'm ready to love myself now. Because it turns out that no matter how hard I work or how I really look, I'll find a way to pick myself apart. I'm too grown for this shit. So here's me in Covent Garden, sitting on the same column that Audrey Hepburn sat on when filming My Fair Lady.
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#coventgarden #beingaudrey #myfairlady #everybodyisbeautiful #effyourbeautystandards #selfcare #selfconfidence #morethananumber #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #recovery #sobriety #sobermovement #soberlife #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #writerscommunity #spoonie #midsize #lovemyselfnow
  • @harleytheminibulldog helped me take a shower this morning πŸ˜‚πŸΎπŸΆπŸ’–
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  • When the beer is non alcoholic and the fries are loaded. 🍟🍺
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