Tag: mental health

  • Rocky starts: (stories for when we get successful)

    Rocky starts: (stories for when we get successful)

    I like feeling safe. For that matter, I hate not knowing the next step. But, in life, there’s always uncertainty. So, I then to tend to hate a lot about life. That, on its own, requires a lot of energy. I guess it is why I tend to find myself always exhausted. I feel burned…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: The Voices

    Sober Alcoholics: The Voices

    I used to enjoy being on my own. Now, the silence is getting too loud. A pin drop terrifies me. There’s a storm coming, but I can’t convince anyone of that fact. I am calm on the surface, but beneath I’m paddling my life away. My knees are getting weaker each day, but I have…

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  • Sober Alcoholics; The Topic

    Sober Alcoholics; The Topic

    It is always difficult to explain. Especially when the heaviness is not reflected by the facial expression. And you always seem content, having all the answers and advice for everyone. For you, it’s always get up and go, “you’re supposed to be stronger than this.” And then, coping mechanisms get extreme, no one asks what’s…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (Grateful)

    Sober Alcoholics: (Grateful)

    Sometimes, life, comes at you fast. Such that, one may lose perspective. The road to deviation is easy and quick. The road back takes much longer to find. The challenge comes when everything tumbles. The darkness of it is blinding and you can’t see what matters anymore. The blame game gets so high that it…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: I gave up

    Sober Alcoholics: I gave up

    I’ve always thought I was strong, I didn’t realize that things were just going my way. I thought I had it figured out, I didn’t realize I was tapping on already charted waters. Life… yeah It sometimes doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are … yeah You just find yourself hiding, not from anyone…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: Believing Again

    Sober Alcoholics: Believing Again

    I’ve always thought I could take knock downs. I believed it so much until I was knocked down. I’ve seen myself stumble before, this was thee hurdle. My own words didn’t work, I no longer lived in a bubble. Of course I got scared, I knew what was coming. If I fail to get up,…

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  • Faith: (stories for when we get successful)

    Faith: (stories for when we get successful)

    What’s your plan? They asked. And I didn’t have any. Just a belief that this has to happen. I don’t know how, but I can see the final picture. I was entering an untapped territory. There was no template to follow. It made sense for anyone to doubt it. But every revolution had resistance from…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: I’m scared of my brain

    Sober Alcoholics: I’m scared of my brain

    So far I have failed, but I haven’t failed myself. That’s because I still believe I can do better. I’m still learning from my mistakes. Anyone can judge me for my short falls, I don’t mind because they’re never in my shoes no matter how close they are to me. That mindset has kept me…

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  • The Fall Off (stories for when we get successful)

    The Fall Off (stories for when we get successful)

    After a great run, suddenly the handbrake is up. The shake off is disturbing, and it feels like a set up. Finding yourself not in control anymore. After giving everything, you see there’s nothing you can do more. Then you see everything around you moving on without you. Wondering if your time has come and…

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  • Post it Tomorrow; (stories for when we get successful)

    Post it Tomorrow; (stories for when we get successful)

    I understand the urge, I’ve been there. The need to put it out there now. Emotions running high, not much time to process everything. Be it the emotion is excitement or anger, you just want to be the first to hit the button. But, once it out there, it’s out there forever, no turning back.…

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