“The truth has legs; it always stands. When everything in the room has blown up or dissolved away, the only thing left standing will always be the truth. Since that’s where you’re gonna end up anyway, you might as well just start there.” – Rayya Elias Last night I went to LA to hear Cheryl… Continue reading Day 823
Today we say thanks. I often see people writing out the things they are grateful for throughout the month of November. I’ll write it all here in one day. Sobriety is not something that needs much explanation. It’s good to have this in my life. Family who can’t get rid of me if they tried. … Continue reading Day 812 Thankful
Sunday we hike into Havasupai Falls. It’s a 20 mile round trip backpacking trip. I have always wanted to be one of those women who straps everything they will need for several days and heads off into the woods. I am now one of those women. It didn’t take long to become her. She was… Continue reading Day 806
How we show up.
This past weekend I had a moment. A big moment. I turned 47 and celebrated my second birthday sober. Friends, this was a birthday for the record books. I climbed a mountain and I camped alone. Two huge things and let me tell you why. This mountain is the tallest summit in Arizona. It stands… Continue reading Day 720
Are you doing this alone? I lost count of how many times I got asked that question. Yes, I’m alone. Yes, I’m hiking 190 miles across a country alone. “You are brave” was almost always their response to my yes. At first I would blow it off. Nah, I’m probably more crazy than brave, but… Continue reading Day 644
Today I had time to sit and breathe. To finally absorb everything that has happened over the last twelve days. I have spent twelve days walking. Walking by the Irish Sea, over mountains, by lakes, through bogs, and moors. I learned what words like beck and swale meant which is important when you are told… Continue reading Day 638