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I’ve been praying for the willingness to quit smoking for months and I keep hearing my first sponsor’s voice telling me to pray for the willingness and do it anyway.

So, when my next paycheck hits, I’m buying nicotine patches and doing this thing.

I’m terrified for some reason but I also really really want to not be smoking anymore.

leah-winehouse:

Tonight my sponsee sister shared her story and she briefly spoke about bravery. About how she grew up believing that bravery would entail cinematic aspects (the swelling music, the set jaw, the triumph) or at least the feeling of being brave. But she said that she’s found bravery never feels that…

" It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. "

- Gertrude Stein (via fuckyeahwritersquotesandwisdom)

michellekpoems:

I laugh at boys 
who think they intimidate me;
darling,
I could eat you whole.

aquariantides:

adulthood is just an endless stream of phone calls you don’t want to make but have to

(via leah-winehouse)

moonlightdrivers​ tagged me - thanks, lady! 

1. What have you been up to today?
My day is just starting so it’s just been letting the dogs out, making coffee, and prayer. Later I’ll be helping out at the stunt gym and running errands.

Also I just Googled “how to tag people on tumblr,” which I think means I might be secretly ninety.

2. If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

The ability never to panic unnecessarily.

3. What’s one thing not many people know about you?

My parents (all four of them) and my extended family (both actually related to me and long-time family friends that helped raise me) all came from very different religious backgrounds. As a result my house has a wall dedicated to Catholic art, a garlic braid by the door, a beautiful wooden Buddha statute, more dried sage than I will ever know what to do with, and a mishmash of other spiritually significant things gifted to me at various points in my life. I can’t begin to express how lucky I feel to have grown up with so many people who support my spiritual journey and share their own with me.

4. What’s your favorite T.V. program?

I love Orange is the New Black and I still binge-watch 30 Rock when I’m feeling down. My mother and I also have Downton Abbey nights when there’s a new season.

5. If you were in charge of your own country what’s one thing you would change?
Oh god, too much to choose one thing. Just the thought of being in charge of an entire country gives me hives.

6. Where do you see yourself in +ten years time?
I hope I’m still writing, still training, and still sober. I’m still figuring out a lot about where I’m going but if there’s one thing the last three years have taught me it’s that I have no idea what’s in store for me in the future. I’m looking forward to being surprised.

7. Who has been the most influential person in your life outside of your family?
An absolute shit-ton of sober women have had a hand in changing how I see myself, the world, and my HP. I’m grateful to them all. 

8. What’s you’re favorite accent?
Dutch.

9. What’s your favorite color?
It changes every couple years. I love anything in rich jewel tones, though.

10. What is your spiritual or religious background?
3 more or less answers this but I’ll add that my neo-pagan mother had me baptized in the Episcopalian church.

11. What is your favorite quote?
"World is crazier and more of it than we think,
Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion
A tangerine and spit the pips and feel
The drunkenness of things being various.”
From “Snow” by Louis MacNeice

Pretty much everyone I’d tag has been tagged so I’d actually really like to open it up to anyone following me that I’ve never otherwise interacted with. I’d like to get to know you!

moosekingofhell:

Forever wondering if I am contributing to a conversation by using my own experiences or being self centered and rude.

(Source: doeeyedpdsmessiah, via leah-winehouse)

2wentysixletters:

I’M GONNA BE OKAY I’VE GOT PEOPLE WHO LOVE ME EVEN WHEN I DON’T REALLY DESERVE IT I’VE GOT THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AND PEOPLE TO LOVE AND DOGS TO PET AND RAIN TO LISTEN TO AND I’M GONNA BE OKAY WE’RE GONNA BE OKAY 

(via leah-winehouse)

" I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. "

- Maya Angelou (via expeditum)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via wrecklesslybeautifulnewadventure)

sobergirlsguidetolife:

For a long time after I got sober I was worried about never having fun again. My idea of fun was still wrapped up in teenage fantasies and druggy dreams where everything glitters and champagne flows and hangovers, well they never happen. I forgot that the last few…