Last semester, I made a commitment to myself to get back into a regular physical routine. For me, that means going to the gym 5-6 times a week. Yes, I could walk or do home workouts, but going to the gym helps me actually stick to my commitment. It's a built-in accountability measure for me: … Continue reading My YouTube Broadway Workout Inspo
DEAR LAURA (and anyone else who needs these words): Let this be a year of saying yes to yourself, of embracing change and welcoming transition. What if, instead of holding your breath, anticipating pain and discomfort, you breathe through the hard part? What if you let the threshold truly transport you, instead of projecting a … Continue reading The Only Constant is Change
Back in October of 2017, I wrote a blog post about habits: recognizing "bad" habits and building new "good" habits, and how, sometimes, an initially "good" habit can morph into a "bad" habit. I've been trying to reconnect with good habits I have had over the years, and potentially build new ones along the way. … Continue reading Get a Hobby, Build a Habit!
In January of 2015, I got a DUI. I was driving drunk. In March of 2015, my license was revoked. I had to pay approximately $1600 in court fees, another $300+ for 3 months of classes about alcohol/drugs and driving under the influence, and the danger that alcohol/drugs pose not only to those using addictive … Continue reading I Am Once Again A Licensed Driver
Start of write: June 3, 2018 – 8:22pm Just got home 10 minutes ago from a 30+ minute walk. Why did I take a sunset walk? Well, it was a perfect time of day to be outside—the golden hour—and it was great to use the iPhone arm band I got myself over a year ago … Continue reading LDT vs. AN ENTIRE BOX OF CEREAL
Today I am 500 days sober. I don’t want a drink. In the past 500 days, I have almost never wanted a drink. The emotions and energy that fueled the desire to drink in the past are still there; now, I am actively aware of them and am engaged in the process of deconstructing them. … Continue reading 500 Days Sober
(TW/CW: depression, anxiety, alcoholism) In my years-long journey with depression and anxiety, there are various habits that I have developed. Some of these habits are positive ones, the ones that help me maintain and practice awareness so that I can actively combat depression. Some of these habits are symptoms of the depression itself--subtly self-destructive … Continue reading Habits.