My name is Mindy, and I am a recovered alcoholic. I have been sober since January 16, 2014. My sober journey has not been an easy one. It has been filled with bumps, and bruises along the way. But, my time in sobriety is infinitely better than the time I spent drinking.
Today I am active in my 12-Step Fellowship, and I am grateful for every opportunity I get to share my experience, strength, and hope. My Higher Power has also gifted me with the ability to share my thoughts and ideas in writing, and (hopefully) help others on their sober journey.
Along with working the 12 Steps in my daily life, I also practice mindfulness, meditation, and Spirituality. I’ve learned that, in order to stay sober, I have to have faith in a Power greater than myself. For me, that Power is called my Higher Power, or GUS (Guy Up Stairs).
Living a sober life isn’t just about not drinking. It involves taking care of mind, body and spirit. Clearing away the garbage of my past, taking care of this human vessel, and connecting with my Higher Power daily.
My goal for this blog is to share my experiences with you, so you may find hope for a better tomorrow, and grow in your own sobriety. I started this blog to share my experience, strength, and hope. I write from the heart about my own experiences from my past drinking history, as well as my experiences in sobriety.
I hope to share with others that sobriety is possible. That life in sobriety doesn’t have to be doom and gloom, boring and glum. Living a sober life has taught me how valuable my life is today, and also how fragile it is. I try not to take things for granted today because I never know when my time on this Earth will end.
I also believe that everything I have lived through is like walking through fire. Yes, life has been difficult at times. But, by walking through the fire, I have been cleansed and re-born. By rising from the ashes of my past, I can help others on their sober journey. Today, I no longer regret my past, nor wish to shut the door on it. By sharing my sober ashes with you, my sobriety grows too.
Remember, sobriety isn’t always rainbows, and sunshine. You will encounter road bumps along the way. Sometimes you have to go through some fire, and be cleansed by the flames, to be re-born from the ashes. My hope for you is that you stick around long enough to experience the miracles and joy that sobriety can bring.
No matter what stage in sobriety you are at, I hope you find what you’re looking for here. Rise from the ashes with me, and let’s walk together on this crazy, wild road of sobriety. Blessed be.
Thanks for stopping by! – Mindy