Today, the magical forces of the internet informed me that I’ve officially been blogging for a year. How time can move both fast and slow.
What continues to bring me great pause is the way my writing resonates with such a diverse group – despite never truly revealing my gory details. Authenticity. Positivity. Gratitude. Mindfulness. We humans have commonalities, no matter the experiences we’ve strung together to bring us where we are today (I find this eerily comforting).
I refer to recovery in an ambiguous way, as if it is a beast I cannot bring myself to look directly at, and prefer to keep in my periphials. I want to clarify that I am unafraid to face it. I am unashamed to bear my heart about it. I have unwavering determination in my advocacy for the cause.
It simply does not define me.
I cannot allow it to cling to my identity, to make it on my resume, and to nip at my ankles as I march through each new day.
Rendering homage to my first blog anniversary, I am sharing a new project. A more practical resource in recovery.
Thanks for being there.