Sobriety, White Supremacy, and the Power of Recovery

CW: Mentions of anti-Black behavior; violence; racism; white supremacy. I cannot, in good conscience, write about anything else right now. I cannot write without addressing what is currently taking place in the United States and around the world—what has been happening in the world for centuries. I can’t. I can’t write about anything else without…

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This is hard.

There’s so much I want to do right now and I’m having a hard time finding the time to do it with the little time I do have. And I know that’s a limiting belief–not enough time. Because I know that I will make time for the things that are really important to me. So…

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On Accessing Life

This is the greatest dance I’ll ever dance. I’m 34. I’m a mother, a teacher, a sober person. An aunt, a friend. I’m educated but under-schooled. A breakout and a recluse. All I really know is me and I’m still learning.

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Yes, You and Just One

But is it just one glass? And if it is and you’re anything like me, do you wish it were really 3 or 5…? Yes, I’m judging you. Yes, you. But not the You who has a heart of gold and inherent worth. Those still exist. You are still that and whole. I don’t think…

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Doing the Things that Scare Us

Right now I’m scared to stay positive. I mean, I am feeling positive but I’m scared to share that. I’m scared to show that in the faces of those who are struggling right now and want to see validation of their pain. I guess I’m positive now because I just wasn’t. These past two months,…

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With Gratitude

Originally written November 29, 2019 Every thing that’s ever been has led me to this moment. I feel this vibration in my body. Part nerves, part breaking-out. I see words in a book that have been in my head and my heart doesn’t know what to do with itself. It craves to be voiced, too.…

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