Archive for January 23, 2012


Welcome a new member to the team!

I would like you all to please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Chip in My Heart team.  He is my dearest and closest friend and I know he is going to be a wonderful addition.  I can not wait to read his words of recovery and see all the awesomeness of hope he can offer.  Rex and I go WAY back to Junior high and High school and I know he has a passion just like mine for writing and recovery.  This is very exciting to me to be adding another member of the team who can write from the AA and NA side of the coin.

that doesn’t mean taking a vacation from being sober, it’s about take a vacation while staying sober!  I found this blog on a post on FB: Easy Does It Adventures  They take people on clean and sober vacations – YES!  i am sure for some it is a concern or a reason to not take a vacation.  I was a bit worried my husband would not want to go to the dunes with the quads, but he says he wants to go and enjoy the vacation for once.  He will not be hung over or drunk the whole weekend and said he might really enjoy and remember the trip.

So for those of you who have been worried, here is a nice blog to go check out!

Normal?

I hear everyone say this, and yes I am guilty of it myself.  But I hear so many people say “Things will get back to normal soon.”  Wait, what is normal, normal for who?  Cause my “normal” for the past few years has been a living nightmare, I don’t want to go back to that.  You know how I have started to look at it? Today is my new normal, till my next new normal.  I try really hard now not to say “normal”  cause I am not really even sure what that is anymore.  My normal is not your normal, and this normal that I am in right now is only good until my next normal.

My husband will ask me how I feel, so I will tell him my head hurts.  He turns to me and says “Normal then, huh?”  Yup, this has been my normal for many years.  Constant pain in my head that just builds and builds.  I am not happy with this normal, it’s not something I find joy in.  But it is a “normal” or natural state for me to be in.  I have a wonderful Dr now who is also a person who suffers from migraines so she understands.

You might ask yourself, how can I move past this part in my life, what will I do now?  You will find other things to take up your time. We have been working on our house, playing with the dogs, hubby has been messing with his cars and when we get a little lost – we go to a meeting.  Going to meetings helps so much, I could never understand that before.  I could not wrap my head around why my husband was going to more AA meetings that he was required to, till I went.  Now I fully understand the want or really the need to go.  I find myself getting back on track with each meeting, another one of my ducks falls back into line.  They had been running amok for quite some time.

So if you find yourself saying “back to normal” just remember, it’s just the next new normal.

nor·mal [ náwrm’l ]
  1. usual: conforming to the usual standard, type, or custom
  2. healthy: physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy
  3. occurring naturally: maintained or occurring in a natural state
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