3 years, 3 days, and one green coin.

Today marks my 3 years and 3 days of being clean from meth, marijuana, and alcohol.

Say what!!!??

It blows my mind that I was dependent on these mind altering substances, hit rock bottom, lost friendships and relationships…. and now..

I am free from it.

I also find it interesting that the only coin I had received was the green one. The 3 months that seemed like forever….

To sit and just think about how that green chip of a coin is so significant in my life.. regardless to where it is right now (probably in a jewelry box, packed in a purse, that’s packed in another box, somewhere hidden in the closet). That was 3 months of hardship and recovery..

That I will forever remember. 

I no longer go to meetings, nor do I have a sponsor at this time.. but I still abide by what I learned. Who knows I might go back to doing so. That’s the great part of the program, they are always there.

For now…. I bask in this wonderful awareness of how far I have come and how good I feel. 



Loved <3

My day of birth was last month!!! My birthdays have never really been kodak moment worth… But this year it was really quite unexpected and beautiful!

This year I felt an immense amount of Love on my birth day. I was surrounded by people who genuinely cared about me. Plus, I was with my supportive and amazing partner!! I was greeted with a bouquet of flowers from my partner’s kind and awesome mother, shared a deliciouuss meal with good company, and ended the night with a decadent chocolate coated hazelnut cake! Oh and got a SUNFLOWER mug from me love!



Twas a GOOD night ^_^

Thankful for my grandparents.

My parents divorced when I was about 4 years old. My father received custody of my brother and I. However, since my dad was in the Navy at the time, he made the decision in granting custody of us  to his parents. My grandparents raised my brother and I til we were about 13 years old.


Words can not describe how thankful I am to have been raised by my Lolo and Lola. I will forever be grateful for their care, respect, wisdom, and knowledge they had taught us. 

Yesterday was my Lolo’s birthday. He was born on January 8, 1926 and passed away on September 13, 2002. I still remember him and will always…

May you rest in paradise Lolo Segundo <3. 


Thankful for my partner <3

It’s been a real life changing experience in moving cross country to be with someone you care deeply for. It was a risk! A risk I wanted to take. A risk we both took. And… Its been wonderful and tough and rough. However a refreshing and relieving change.. To be with some one who is willing to grow and love you for who you are. Love can be easy, can be difficult, can be beautiful… It is what ever you make it!

I am so thankful to be with someone I can call my partner, my love.


Happy 2 years my love !!!

Thankful for QUEEN!!

Today, I am specifically thankful for the band Queen. When I was younger, I recall watching  Wayne’s World with my cousins and hearing “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the first time. It blew my mind! I immediately was fascinated and obsessed with them. I remember in high school I went to our local library searching for their Greatest Albums and downloaded all their music onto my Ipod.  I still LOVE listening to their songs.

Therefore, today I had countless reports to type up at work and suddenly this song popped up… I was gently soothed by the familiar melodies and heart pumping lyrics. My stress levels subsided and my heart began to beat with ease and motivation. Good music seems to caress my soul… and QUEEN is timeless <3.

Thankful for MOTHER NATURE!

I am thankful for Mother Nature!!!

Today Brannon and I drove to Bristol, Florida to hike the “Garden of Eden Trail!” It was such a lovely day, with the sun shining and cool winds blowing. I’ve forgotten how much I really enjoy being outside OUTSIDE and today my heart was filled with joy! I think being  around the trees, grass, fungus, little critters roaming, and floating around.. just calms me. The earth is so vibrant, naturally beautiful and is filled with LIFE!  There’s an adventure every where you turn! EVERYBODY should get lost in the forest”s wondrous beauty ❤

Here’s a little bit of our hike today…



Now go take a HIKE! 🙂