Tag: Change

I Don’t Belong In a Church

I have been reflecting on my time and my experiences with Celebrate Recovery, and although I don’t attend meetings anymore, there are so many things that this program taught me. It is okay to be *exactly* who you are inside of an actual church: During one of the very first large group sessions that I …

Your Journey.

This is a book that I just finished.  I really enjoyed it. It is probably really old. I am not sure when it was published, because I didn’t look. I found it in a huge pile of old books that were going to be thrown away. I am sharing a few excerpts that I personally …

Big Life Change.

          I think that the type of feelings that I have been feeling lately could be similar to the ones that people have when they are experiencing “Empty-Nest Syndrome”. (is that a real thing–an actual syndrome? ) Hmm. I might Google that later. (Sidenote: If “selfie” has been officially added to …

The Husband Series: A Boring Future.

    At this point guys- we have gone from dating, to him realizing that I had a serious problem, us having massive fights and emotionally driven issues that led to my eventual decision to try to get sober and learn about Recovery. At the point where I began going to meetings- I was figuring …

Each Day Is New.

For years I started each day with overwhelming sense of disappointment that I woke up…again. I never looked forward to the chase, but I’m not sure that anyone really does. My overall attitude had developed into knowing that today would be just like yesterday: ‘Same shit, different day’ and it was just the way I …

Fall 17 times, Stand up 18.

One of the first books of the Bible that I ever read (or understood) was in the book of Romans. Romans 7:18 was the first thing that I memorized. (Naturally, I had to get it tattooed on my body.) Verse 18 goes like this: I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my …

About Me.

Most personal blogs, specifically Recovery blogs, have a detailed ‘my story’ or ‘about me’ section. Often, they choose to start from birth, work their way up to their addiction forming, proceed to telling the story about how rock bottom felt, and work their way to the present. I really don’t see any problems with it and …

You Won’t Please Everyone.

My blog is public for a reason. I try my best to use my experiences to help other people in recovery. I make my ‘work’ email available to anyone who might need it. People contact me if they are interested in writing a guest piece for Discovering Beautiful. Many people send me emails with networking …

Why Did You Change?

For family members or friends of people who are addicted, we often wonder if they will ever change. We worry. We lose sleep. We wish we had answers or effective words or more powerful love. What it will take for them to finally be ready? How much more will they have to lose? How many …

Early Recovery Truths.

Early recovery is hard for so many reasons. I think we all have unique experiences, but a lot of the hurdles early on are very similar. One of the biggest problems many of us face is the fear of confronting our past. For me, facing the truth was important to my sobriety. It was really one of the first steps that I …

Bravely Amateur.

consequences unable to teach Sobriety out of reach hands reaching for help,soul screaming for rest shunned,pushed away, not good enough at best angry, empty exhaustion setting in help me, I’m slipping, no ones watching, dying from my sin one kind hand, one open heart, the right time, the right place, a fresh new start recovery, …

Calm Drama Free Life

I am grateful for the experiences that I had during my 20’s, and all that I was able to take away, learn from and grow because of. However, I am ready to embrace what 30 has to offer! Who knows where God is going to take me, but I am ready to find out! No …

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