Sober Chick

Here are the unleashed pages of a sober chick in recovery. My journey (date of sobriety) began on June 13th, 2005. For 29 years of my life I was spiritually sick. Emotinally defeated by drunken black-outs, bulimic binging and purging episodes and self-mutilation, I finally surrendered.

Monday, May 01, 2006

A quick list 4 today . . .

Tonight is the Eve of my natal B-Day. I took the day off of work and decided to take tomorrow off as well. I have been working on my portfolio, content to be home, enjoying having my animals around. I am pooped, just came back from Boot Camp -- I gave it my all, I was mentally there. I will ice my knee and eat Baja Fresh with no guilt about how many calories I am putting into my body. I feel wonderful.

I am ever so thAAnkful & grAAteful:
- for the small World of Recovery. My dear sober sister is Alice is discovering love. Her new love, I discovered, has 25 years in the program, is a professor at one of the colleges Mitch teaches at and is a dear friend of one of my biggest artistic mentors, C. Heinz.
- that I accept how God painted my body -- which my Boot Camp instructor complimented and called me a cookie face tonight.
- that I will have God in my life as I enter my 30s
- that my sponsor and her hubby sat next to me this weekend at Sunrise and I just love to see her smile. She smiles during the entire meeting, she is so darn cute!
- talking to my Mom on the phone today and hearing her voice
- all the sleep I got this weekend and my nap today
- that Mitch & I appreciate nature and spent the morning yesterday at the Hunington Park. Take a look at the beautiful pictures!

Our trip to the Hunington

I am sleepy and need to listen to my body. Good Night Yall, see you 2-mollies ;)

23 Comments:

At 5/02/2006 3:34 AM, Blogger Trudging tells all . . .

Happy Birthday!!!

 
At 5/02/2006 5:09 AM, Blogger Da Gal tells all . . .

Happy Birthday Beautiful!!!

Bootcamp looks very engaging - I can see why you are exhausted. You mentioned that you are working on your portfolio - what kind of art? Is this photography or something else?

I am waiting for your photos to finish downloading - can't wait to see them.

Enjoy your special day soberchick and take good care of yourself. Lots of love is being sent your way.

 
At 5/02/2006 5:12 AM, Blogger Da Gal tells all . . .

Hi - it's me again. Those photographs are breathtaking. I love the floating pic... A print of that would be amazing to look at. Great job. I want to go look at them again now.

:) Thanks for sharing such amazing views of your day.

 
At 5/02/2006 5:41 AM, Blogger Christine tells all . . .

Happy Birthday to you! (Sung very badly)( on purpose to make you smile!)

You are beautiful Mitch a hunk for sure and thank you so much for the wonder-ful pics. Wow you have so much talent.

 
At 5/02/2006 7:51 AM, Blogger Scott tells all . . .

great photos! are you a photographer? you mentioned a portfolio.... happy happy birthday!!! that's really wonderful about your sister!

 
At 5/02/2006 8:11 AM, Blogger Sober Chick tells all . . .

You all crack me up. I love reading your comments. Right now I have a BIG OLE SMILE on my face. What a wonderful feeling.

I am in the stepping stones of my career as a multi-media designer. My focus has shifted. I am building on my web-based knowledge. So my portfolio is mixed with mostly print (ads, brochures, some packaging) I will have the site ready soon. :)

In school we were taught to use our own artwork/photos for the media we built hence my love to taking pictures, espicially of our 4 legged monters.

Ok, I love you all and will see you in cyber ;) Thanks 4 all of your greetings. It truly means so much ti me.

 
At 5/02/2006 8:56 AM, Blogger Tab tells all . . .

Ummm..ok..
I am just going to go dig up my backyard and transform it in to
Huntington Park...be back later !
LOL..I wish! Awesome pictures!!
I could smell the peace :)

You sound great Sober Chick ,
even if you have to ice your knee.
I hope you are feeling better rested by the time you read this and ready to share another clip of your awesome life and recovery with us...Thanks for sharing ~

 
At 5/02/2006 10:21 AM, Blogger BigSkymAAck tells all . . .

Happy Birthday to you. Like the photos. Let me know when you get your website up.

 
At 5/02/2006 1:25 PM, Blogger Lex-Sunshine tells all . . .

that's awesome! Happy birthday! wonderful sponsor smiles!!! Excellent pictures! I can't say enough about how wonderful that post is!

 
At 5/02/2006 4:56 PM, Blogger dAAve tells all . . .

Happy Birthday!
30 ain't so bad, from what i can vaguely remember

 
At 5/02/2006 6:39 PM, Blogger Mary Christine tells all . . .

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Sober Chick!!! Yay!

 
At 5/02/2006 8:05 PM, Blogger butterflygirl tells all . . .

Happy Birthday to you! Your life is just beginning at 30, especially now that you are sober my girl. I love the pictures...so peaceful. My little man enjoyed the ones of your "babies".

 
At 5/02/2006 8:07 PM, Blogger Leela tells all . . .

Happy Birthday! It is wonderful to be sober! :) Thanks for sharing the pics too!
I can't say enough how happy i am to have found this community online!
Have a good day!

 
At 5/02/2006 11:00 PM, Blogger Rex tells all . . .

Happy Birthday. You are blessed to have been given the gift of sobriety at such a young age. I wish you the best and hope your day was all you wanted it to be.

 
At 5/03/2006 12:59 AM, Blogger Katy tells all . . .

H*A*P*P*Y * B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y!!!

Wow! I just love you so much! I'm so thankful that you are here because you are just simply wonderful.

Everytime I read anything of yours I am re-inspired, inspired again, and filled with inspiration. First of all, I have to say that you my dear are GORGEOUS!!! I can see the love & peace just eminating from you. Secondly, I love to take pictures and I just hafta say that yours are truly AMAZING!!! You have a gift and I'm so glad you're using it and sharing it too... Thirdly, your wonderful supportive man I see, is also a hunka hunka man - What a lucky pair!!! :O) And lastly, I just gotta say thanks for being so great, cuz ya are.

You deserve to have a FANTASTIC birthday, and that's my wish for you. Enjoy your special day my friend!!!

Much love,
Katy
xoxo

 
At 5/03/2006 4:35 AM, Blogger NMAMFQLMSH tells all . . .

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear SC
Happy Birthday to you
Happy one day after your birthday
I hope you had a great day
I see you,
JJ
PS: and you look great!

 
At 5/03/2006 10:32 AM, Blogger Tab tells all . . .

How did I miss your birthday??????
*Happy Birthday!!!!!!* ((Big Hug))

 
At 5/03/2006 12:59 PM, Blogger Scott W tells all . . .

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

 
At 5/03/2006 2:30 PM, Blogger Shannon tells all . . .

WOW HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY!!! WOOHOOO
I have 5 more months today (5-3-06) and I am not counting down or anythng
you are so cool
what did you guys do today?

 
At 5/03/2006 2:49 PM, Anonymous Rusty tells all . . .

Belated Happy Birthday, Sober Chick! Thanks for sharing your lovely post and pictures. I hope you had a fabulous birthday.

 
At 5/03/2006 7:17 PM, Blogger lash505 tells all . . .

Happy B day...

 
At 5/08/2006 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous tells all . . .

Dear Sober Chick,
First of all, I would like to say thank you for all of your posts! You are truly an inspiration! Second, I noticed that you were/are also bulimic. How did you stop the binge/purge cycle? I have been sober (alcoholic) for three years, but can't seem to break the horrific eating disorder addiction. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I need help, desperately.

 
At 5/10/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Sober Chick tells all . . .

Hi Anonymous,

Wow I wish I could contact you somehow so i can share a little of my story and fight towards the bulimia. If you are up to it, you can email at soberchick@mac.com

I promise to keep all anonymous -- i know how haunting the obsession with food can be.

I hope to heaar from you, thank you for the kind words.

 

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