Five Questions that Helped me Choose to Quit Drinking

I have always known that I wanted to be a mom. I couldn’t wait to start a family after I got married. I never questioned it - not a shadow of doubt in my mind whether or not I wanted to be a mom. However, five years after our last child was born and officially moving out of the baby fog and toddler years, I knew something wasn’t right. 

Asking the Universe for a Sign: My Story

A few nights ago, I was going to sleep and questioning getting back into writing and sharing my journey online.  Of course, as Instagram always inevitably does I saw a post that made me doubt my current choices and goals.  If there is anything that 2017 has taught me about struggle and questioning is that most times I need to hold on to it and examine where the voice is coming from -is it fear, intuition, a universal sign, etc. I need to sit with and allow (my word for 2018) the thoughts and feelings to just be.

2018 Goals

Is it cliched to have new years goals? Resolutions? I don’t know, and I don’t care ;)  I’ve always been goal-oriented, and I’ve stuffed that side of me deep down because when you spend the majority of your days hungover your goals get very small … like stay out of the bed until the kids are in bed, wash your face before you go to sleep. This year, in my new city, my new home, my new career and my new found commitment to living alcohol-free, I’m going to do it - I’m putting some goals down. 

2018 Word of the Year: ALLOW

My word for 2018 is Allow. I'm intentionally choosing a word of the year for the first time.  Last year, it was probably Hope. I had a lot of hopes for 2017.  2017 was a fantastic year for my family and my career, but my health had it’s ups and downs. I had long periods of choosing to be alcohol-free and then came back to the comfort of drinking.