Cold Showers, Wild Swimming & I Found My Tribe!

It came to a point in my life where I literally had to ask myself a very important question, do you want to be a drug addict or not? Although my circumstances were increasingly difficult, it was actually really quite simple, what did I want for myself and my life moving forward? Despite being well…

Homelessness & How I Can Be Of Service…

If I can’t be anything else then I will be kind and as far as is possible, generous. As I expressed in my last blog entry, I really took a lot from the twelve step program and the narcotics anonymous meetings that I attended. The main one being that of ‘service’. What does it mean…

Anxiety, Meditation and More…

Where to begin? What a week I have had… My anxiety levels have literally been through the roof! Honestly, it is at times like this where I am reminded as to why I chose to self medicate and numb myself in the first place. For so long I numbed myself with pain meds and now…

Six Months Sober!

I am so happy to be able to tell you that I am now six months sober! To be more precise it is now six months, twelve days, one hour, eleven minutes and seven seconds. I am using a free app called ‘I Am Sober’ to count the months, weeks, days, hours and minutes. My…

Can I Get A Rewind!

I’ve always been quite obsessive by nature, my mother described me as an all or nothing girl. You either have all of me or absolutely nothing. I never understood what it meant to be ‘balanced’, how to approach things in a balanced manner. For instance, my relationship with food was always in extremes, there was…

Mental Health and Self Medicating

I have been wanting to work on this project for a prolonged period but it has never felt quite like the right time. Of course I would like to have documented my journey from the very beginning but speaking plainly I have been just too ill. Initially physically and then later on, psychologically. For numerous…