We wear masks because we are so damn worried that we are the only one. But those masks hide all of the common ground. And in the moment, it's so incredibly hard to look someone in the eye and bare who you are. So I'm trying to do a little low-stakes-Brave here. And with every post and every thing I share and every resulting vulnerability hangover, my little Brave grows just a tiny bit. And now it's almost big enough for me to stand in. Almost.
Today I drank a gallon of Topo Chico (we have now entered the ATC: After Topo Chico of my existence and it is beautiful over here), read a whole book, wrote a whole lot and ate chocolate covered almonds because: my Jesus, my journey okay? I also saw this butterfly and wrote a post and the link is in my bio. I love you. #happysunday#teetotaler#soberblogger#sobersundays
This is my entire mood board this month. *
It turns out that I am REALLY bad at asking for help and space. The thought of asking someone to drive me to the airport makes me squirm, I hate delegating work (Group project? I’ll just do the whole thing y’all!), and past history has shown I will run myself into the ground before admitting that maybe I need a day off, a hug, and to just order takeout for a day (or a week...let me live). If I have an evening free, I LOOK FOR 9000 THINGS TO DO BECAUSE I CAN ONLY NETFLIX WITH ZERO CHILL. August is a big month for me and I will be buckling down and getting to work, mostly on writing (Today’s blog post, link above, is also about writing because being meta is something the kids do right?). As such, I want to take the time to say that I love you all endlessly. I just may not be great at showing it for the next few weeks...if I don’t return your text, call, email, etc this is why. If I decline an invite, or skip something (or everything) social, this is why. This month, Along with writing, I’ll be continuing to work around White Supremacy, and focusing on sobriety. Any and all free time will be devoted to some combo of naps and snacks. Positive vibes are appreciated as I let my inner Boundaries Gandalf out in full swing this month. See you on the other side, folks. I love you ❤️ #daliisworking#lisaisworking#napsandsnacks2020#boundaries#teetotaler#soberblogger#sobersundays#soberaf
I love Sundays! So many reasons but my Top 10:
1.) Waking up sober after a long weekend😉
2.) Sleeping in. I coach everyday at 6am and 8am on Saturdays so Sundays I turn off my alarm and just wake up when I wake up (usually between 6-7 but I don't get out of bed until 8).
3.) Relax and drink my coffee either in bed or on the deck.
4.) Read...The newspaper, catch up on world events via the web or just a good book (sometimes something intellectual or sometimes just a good old fashion smut novel).
5.) Clean...House cleaning is one of my favorite things to do-just cleansing and freshening a room cleans the soul too.
6.) Laundry..While not my favorite it must be done or else it piles up and ruins my week.
7.) Workout with my hubby...I normally rest on Sundays but we have decide to start doing Sunday wods together.
8.) Program for my individual athletes...I really enjoy work with individuals on specific goals. Right now I'm working with a 14 year old girl with dreams of competing, mom of two young boys who wants a muscle up, young dad in dental school who wants to be more competitive in the gym and a masters working mom just trying to build strength.
9.) Waking up sober...Did I say that already? It's that important it gets two spots!
10.) Family dinner-we have busy lives and it's hard to always eat together but we try our best in Sundays! #sundaysarethebest#soberlife#sobersundays
This feels sooooo true today!!! The only kinda hangover I will ever have now! I’m battered and bruised after @tough_mudder yesterday and after 101 days of exercise I am actually having a DAY OFF!!! And it feels really wierd, like I’m a bit lost!?!? I definitely do have an addictive personality and I guess exercise and the buzz I get from it is now my ‘thing’!! But it’s better than the old me when wine was my thing and unfortunately crappy hangovers too! 👎🏼 I’m feeling sore, battered and bruised but most importantly I feel proud of what I achieved yesterday, something I could only dream of a few years ago.
Anything is possible if you want it badly enough! Hope you have a lovely Sunday doing whatever makes you smile 😊 and I will be back on it tomorrow with hopefully a new challenge! 👍🏻💪🏼🙌🏼💗 #liftingweightsnotwine#soberliving#toughmudder2018#toughmudderyorkshire#soretodaystrongtomorrow#feelproud#livealifeyoulove#soberaf#sobersundays#hangoverfree#justdoit
Note to self this Sunday. I don’t care how inspiring your support team is, they are not going to do the work for you. That’s really just it.
Oh and I dropped a podcast about this very thing yesterday. Link in bio.
Happy Sunday dorks. It’s blog day, and this week I’m talking about the Fourth and how the learning I’ve been doing this year will be impacting how I celebrate. Hint:It involves less fireworks and more actual work. Link in bio ☝️I also talk about The Lorax because I don’t know how linear thought works. 💁 #unless#soberblogger#sobersundays#teetotaler#lisainprogress