Just Another Sober Weekend. Happy Happy!

Oohhhhhhh boy. Sobriety just rockadillies! This weekend, because I’m sober, I was able to get out of bed and buy one of these…In case you can’t tell, that’s a chocolate chip cookie. Nomnomnomnomnom!! This weekend, because I’m sober, I was able to roll out of bed and head out on a hike with this guyContinue reading “Just Another Sober Weekend. Happy Happy!”

Time Spent with the BMOC

Yes, I’m talking about God. For whatever reason, the idea to resume my meditation practice has been noticeably present in my brain since yesterday. This idea to meditate popped up in there again this morning, so I’ve decided I better act on it. I think this might be considered Jennifer is listening to her intuitionContinue reading “Time Spent with the BMOC”

It’s a Curious Thing …

I watched Lucy on the movie channel last night. The main character is made into a drug mule, against her will. A bag of something is placed into her intestines, it breaks, and the drug floods her system, gradually opening up 100% of her brain. By the end of the film, she can do justContinue reading “It’s a Curious Thing …”

Our AV Never Dies

It just quiets down sometimes. This is the conclusion I’ve arrived at. I read or hear about folks accumulating decades of sobriety, only to cave one day for – essentially – nothing. All that time. All that hard work – POOF – left in the past. Once a person relapses – that restarts the sobrietyContinue reading “Our AV Never Dies”

The Biggest Mistake …

Most folks can make at the onset of early sobriety is to go into it with a recovery plan made in cement. It sets them up for failure. But most people will disagree with me on this. For those of us in recovery, our plans for a sober future are akin to promises we makeContinue reading “The Biggest Mistake …”

A Note to my Readers.

Hello. I’d like to shout out to my readers and ask you to please let a friend or family member know about my blog page here: ASoberVision.com because I’m trying to create a new business. I’m a certified Recovery Coach and I’ve turned this blog into a multi-functioning tool. It’s my recovery blog and it’sContinue reading “A Note to my Readers.”

I’m Powerless Over Alcohol

Wait. No, I’m not. Who said that? I’m not powerless over alcohol. I finally stopped drinking it for good and I haven’t looked back. That took and still takes ENORMOUS strength. I feel like She-Ra (but I’m not a blond). No addict is powerless over their drug of choice. As soon as we stop –Continue reading “I’m Powerless Over Alcohol”

What Is A Dry Drunk?

I know! I know! I know! It’s an insult thrown around by folks who swear by AA. It’s supposed to refer to an individual, male or female, who – though not drinking – is still behaving as though he or she is. Wait. What?! Weird, right? There’s no such thing as a Dry Drunk. AContinue reading “What Is A Dry Drunk?”

The Most Important Relationship

Is the one I have with myself. Do I respect myself? Am I proud of what I do? Am I confident about what I say? Do my goals challenge me? Do I care for my health (in every sense)? Do I eat well? Do I let my-self enjoy the small things like the occasional pieceContinue reading “The Most Important Relationship”

Anxiety During Sobriety

My anxiety has always reminded me of times I got high and hated it. I never really enjoyed smoking weed much in the first place, but some highs were definitely worse than others. After taking a walk a few minutes ago and experiencing a lot of anxiety at the same time (it felt like anotherContinue reading “Anxiety During Sobriety”