I learned this lesson in early recovery, but it’s really applicable for people at any stage in life. This is my experience with it. When I first entered recovery, I had lost just about everything. If I hadn’t lost it, I progressively did while┬áin┬árecovery simply because the consequences hadn’t quite caught up with me yet. It was hard for me to see how I was going to pull myself out of the hole I had found myself in. I watched and listened to people who had been in my place and saw everything they had accomplished since getting clean, but… View Post

Happy Friday friends! How has the week been treating you? Mine was a little shorter than usual since we got back from LA Monday night, but other than that it’s right back into the swing of things. We don’t have any travel planned for the month of February, so I’m looking forward to lazy and relaxing weekends. Even though our renovations are placed on hold, we are still going to work on putting together some of the new furniture we have that has been sitting in boxes. That means new stools and (potentially) a new bed if we can get… View Post

Well here we are on the last day of January. I feel like every month goes by faster and faster. I’m sharing what went on this month, but things are in no particular order. In fact, this first one is actually the last thing we did this month! Monday evening we got back from a trip to LA to visit Neil’s brother’s family. They technically live in Santa Monica and since we have been going there for so many years, I was thinking of writing up a travel guide to some of my favorite places – would you be interested?… View Post

I have a problem spending money. Ok, that not 100% accurate in that I don’t have a problem spending small amounts of money. Of course those small amounts add up before I realize it (ugh), but I struggle at spending what I feel is a lot of money…all at once…for one thing. Anyone else? Some things, I have learned over time, are worth the investment. I learned through repurchasing inferior products when one would break or from getting tired of putting in more work than was really necessary. Here’s my list of food and fitness products that are worth it.… View Post

Morning (or afternoon depending on when you’re reading this)! Today is the first full day we have in LA after getting in yesterday evening. We will be here until Monday spending time with Neil’s brother’s family, eating all the donuts and sushi, and playing all the games. Tune in to my Instagram stories if you want to see what’s going on. I’m looking forward to a little time off work, or writing at least, so that I can relax and Neil and I can spend some time frolicking in the warmer weather. That lead me to picture us skipping through… View Post