Rain is Refreshing Renewal

I’m so happy it’s 100% chance of rain today on January 1, 2021 because to me, rain always has symbolized renewal. It has been present at many important milestones in my life and I always recognize it during times of transition. I’m excited about the new year and making some basic changes in my life.Continue reading “Rain is Refreshing Renewal”

Day 1

Today, January 4th, 2020 is my first day on my sober journey to my new life. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day with much excitement. I’ve been drinking a lot for many years (25 plus) and especially heavily this past year. I’m hoping to document my journey to creating the real me here on myContinue reading “Day 1”


I’ve never been able to maintain a schedule or organization in my personal life. I do for my business; I have to in order to run my company and sell real estate. So my business is booming, but my personal life has always been based on alcohol consumption for “fun”. I am trying to calculateContinue reading “Organization”

Getting Excited to be Good at Something Besides Drinking and Working!

As I get closer to the start of 2020 and loving my new life I will be creating, I’m getting excited about the possibilities. I believe that our life can be anything we want it to be. I’ve created an amazing life for myself so far and now I’m really getting excited to see whatContinue reading “Getting Excited to be Good at Something Besides Drinking and Working!”

Sober Stress Relief and Friends

Stress relief is the major concern I have with my coming year of testing sober living. I think I use wine to escape my responsibilities. This is not a good thing, I know. It gives me a break from work and home responsibilities and lets my mind go free for an hour or two. ThoseContinue reading “Sober Stress Relief and Friends”


We acquire and store so much clutter. In our drawers and closets I have so much crap! I mean crap I think I will use someday, will need later; crap I don’t ever use! I am on a mission to simplify this stuff. I started last weekend and did all the kitchen drawers. That feltContinue reading “Simplifying”

Simple Living Intrigues Me

For the past 25 years I’ve been intrigued by simple living. I certainly have not created that lifestyle, but I’ve read and planned about it. Now that I’m considering changing my whole life around in just 15 days, I’m contemplating what a simple life could look like for me. When I think of simple livingContinue reading “Simple Living Intrigues Me”

Hind sight 2020

The year 2020 is approaching and I’m so excited for my journey (as a just turned 50 year old woman) and explorations into new territory this year. The hardest part to start will be to stop my work brain and allow others to handle the work. I will have to give more to the teamContinue reading “Hind sight 2020”

50 years in the Making!

The person I am today is a direct result of the 50 years I’ve been alive making choices. I love who I am. Who I am is a great mom and wife and an amazing successful entrepreneur. I’ve worked very hard to be successful and I am also a good friend to many. I haveContinue reading “50 years in the Making!”

This time Is It!

Reading blog posts with recurring themes for the past 5 years is very unsettling. And yes, I’m still in the same boat mentally with alcohol. Yes, my drinking is less than it was then, not as excessive. But yes, I still drink almost daily and have been smoking too. I am ready to make theContinue reading “This time Is It!”