The Life List 

I could write a memoir of my life story so far. Problem is, who would read it? I’m not famous. I’m socially awkward and wouldn’t know the first thing about sales or promotion. I know though, that I’ve got a story to tell.

I know because I have a belief in the divine. The things you return to time and time again, like writing, are not coincidental. We return to our purpose. Writing gives my life a pulse, and puts my heart out there into the world.

Without further ado, I present to you my life story in a list. The “life list” is easy to read, yet powerful. It is minimal but effective. There are therapeutic rewards to reviewing your obstacles and how you overcame them. Check it out and consider sharing yours….you never know who it might inspire, touch, or encourage.

I’ve survived:

An absent (addicted/alcoholic) father

Sexual molestation

Teenage pregnancy and miscarriage

Opiod addiction

Ecstasy addiction

Depression

Anxiety

War

PTSD

Emotional abuse

Alcoholism

Rage and anger issues

Suicidal ideation

Marriage separation

Death of an estranged parent

Social anxiety

How I survived: 

Jesus

God

Protection

Sobriety

Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

Alanon

AA

Sponsors

Accountability partners

Friends

My daughters

My husband

Marriage counseling

Vow renewal

Personal counseling

Psychiatry

Medications

Coping skills

Resiliency

Ultimately I’ve survived entirely because of love. I’ve survived because of the love of others and the father. We don’t get to love each other without being vulnerable. Being vulnerable means sharing your story with others.

Tell me one thing I survived that you want to know more about. I’ll write my next blog on it.

Stay sober my friends.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m right there with you with being socially awkward haha! That is an incredible story of how God can cause all things to work out for your good! I know your story will help many who have had similar struggles and trials. Thank you for sharing your testimony on here! God bless!

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