💞💞💞I will conquer #alcoholism ..... first thing that came to my mind. 2017 was not so great. I plan for 2018 to be the best. #onedayatatime . 💞💞💞
I will also conquer this fill-in which is a week over due 😥
Loving that timed nutrition lean out + round 2 gains! 💪🏼 One more workout to go and we are done with Week 1 already! I’m so happy to see my core coming back to life and some gains in my shoulders and arms appear. My arms + ass are the hardest for me to build but my legs react almost immediately! What about you? Noticing anything non scale related?? 🍑👙 #NSV
Don't you just LOVE when there is no doubting that the Universe is touching your life in a very special and direct way. 😊😊🙏🙏✨✨
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“Fail to plan, plan to fail” Ready or not the weekend is here and temptation is lined up ready to test your sobriety. Your choices today truly set the tone for the weekend. Treat yourself to a self-care evening. A nice book, bath, and herbal tea. I promise you won’t regret waking up hangover free ✌🏻💕
@girlwalksout I’m in love with your book. Thank you for being a truly authentic and beautiful professional women in recovery. It’s women like you that make it safe for women like me to come out of our shame and begin to live a more healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. Ladies, were better together. We can do hard things. The first step is reaching out 👯♀️ #womenempowerment
(Image reposted from my own account, original date Nov 11, 2017.)
It's been pointed out to me, from several quarters, that the feelings I experienced that inspired me to pen the testimonial accompanying this photo should not be as rare as they seem to me. There's a range of versions of this feeling of confidence and power, some authentic, some illusory, but regardless all subjectively experienced as authentic.
Some Wolves of Wall Street feel these feelings every hour on the hour. Some dancers feel them after every rehearsal. Some sprinters feel them when they fall down at the end of the track. Some social workers feel them every time they extend a hand. Some addicts feel them at the end of every bump.
I experience this feeling maybe once or twice a year. Is it past and current abuse? The abuse of intimacy erodes the building blocks of agency: self-worth, resiliency and self-efficacy. Are these things I'm seeking in the bottom of that bottle? Is it the delusion/illusion of agency?
I know that the day that preceded my most recent fall was the first day since this November post that I had felt like a full, whole, articulated man. That I chose to end that particularly hopeful day in the embrace of oblivion might be a clue as to exactly why I went there.
My writing phase has ended, so I’m putting my book back up. I may take it down and put it back up a few more times, because indecisive is my middle name. For now, you can order your Kindle copy. I’ll put the paperback up too.#handsoffmysparkle#memoir#bookstagram
There’s so much more to being sober then just not drinking. Recovery is a journey. It takes strength to face yourself. You have to be honest and brave enough to tackle the issues that caused you to drink. Do the inner work and do it with love. We are all human and humans make mistakes. Our mistakes do not define us but not facing our own crap will hinder our ability to really heal. Start healing today. You deserve everything recovery has to offer.
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recently many people have asked me what it was like to get sober
it was the hardest thing i have ever had to do. i can’t describe the darkness that i was consumed with when first getting sober. i had to walk through so much pain & fight for my life every day
was it worth it? yes. why? too many reasons to count
as a result of sobriety, i have been able to experience happiness. ive been able to take care/manage my health in ways that weren’t possible before. i’ve learned how to show up for others- especially myself. i have been able to help people. i’ve been able to walk through some of the most difficult times in my life, and maintain my sobriety (& sanity)
if you’re suffering, please reach out- you can get better. recovery is possible for EVERYONE. you are loved, & you CAN get through this. you are not alone- & don’t have to walk through this alone 🖤
anyways, sobriety is dope! it gave me the gift of life. waking up grateful for 11.18.15 today
December 5, 2017.
You'll be coming out of mommy's stomach soon,
Daddy's waiting for you to pamper you with his love,
I will be Mr. Gru and still the moon for you,
I promise to make you my favorite flower in the world,
I will dry up my river of sins,
I promise I will turn over a new leaf,
Daddy's going to be all sober and clean,
Your life is my song to sing.
December 9, 2017.
A Saturday night football game,
Too many drinks down,
A spat with momma, angry talks,
Exchange of fists, a kick to the stomach.
December 10, 2017.
Ah, what is this sharp pain in my head?
I can't find your mommy,
Why is the floor covered in red?
Is this a dream or reality?
Suddenly last night comes back to me,
I call your mommy but she doesn't pick up,
I run and rush to the nearest clinic,
Inside the operation room, destruction of my world.
The flower is withering,
The moon is away, distant,
Autumn is cursing my new leaf,
Drowning in my river of sins.
I really would have loved your smile,
I would have kept you all mine,
But what's one more lie,
To an unborn child?
Never again a drop of alcohol,
Mommy and I never will go at war,
No more hanging by the rope,
No false promises in store.
I promise. ~ Shrey ✨