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Tag: Mental Health

Fighting to Become a New Me

It’s like I’m living two separate lives—the fear is agonizing—the uncertainty is even worse. What is it that I’m becoming?

I Didn’t Want to Be a Mom

When we took my son home, it didn’t take long for my insides to shed quickly to my outsides. I didn’t want to get out of bed, I didn’t want to shower, I didn’t want to clean, I just didn’t want to participate in life at all. I didn’t want to be a mom.

My Beginning was Tragic. My Ending Doesn’t Have to Be

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I would go to school with a water bottle filled with alcohol stolen from whatever home I was in. No one would notice, because I didn’t drink until I was belligerent — just enough to get outside of myself.

Three Months Sober, Feeling Hopeful

I am going to be someone. I am going to live a life as a functioning, recovering human being. I will laugh when something is funny and cry when I feel sad. I will love and I will lose. I WILL BE LOVED.

The Real Question Is: Do I Want To Stay Sober?

The simple truth? To stay sober YOU HAVE TO REALLY WANT IT! I don’t talk much about the first time I drank after rehab, the memory is still very sharp and the wound is deep.