I sent my first weekly newsletter in August of 2019. I had seven subscribers at the time. Two were myself using my other email addresses to populate the subscriber field and set the momentum. The others were my mom, my husband, and a few friends that I asked to add. I committed to writing a weekly newsletter for 4 ½ years with very few weeks off. Mainly, when I have been out of the country, I have missed a handful of weekly newsletters. With tons of organic effort, my subscribers list has grown greatly since 2019. My writing remains incredibly personal.
I have always had the belief that writers should be paid. I pay for writing that moves me. This includes a Medium Membership, Substack Subscriptions, paid newsletters, great books, writing courses, writing coaches, writing classes, writers retreats, hearing writers speak, and more. I gladly pay for all of it. Each month when I open a paid newsletter, I think maybe this will be the month I cancel or weed out and...
On February 20, 2020 I am celebrating 2 years of sobriety.
Two years ago, I was just existing, robotically going through the motions of life.
Today I really living out my dreams and I look forward to nearly everything.
My first year getting sober was absolutely epic.
I relearned how to do everything without alcohol.
My second year was epic too.
I transformed from someone who was surviving without alcohol, to someone thriving, who was no longer even thinking about drinking.
I didn't know this would be my life story, but I am so glad it is .
Let me to share the evolution with you.
On Day 1 of year 2, I announced my sobriety online to my private Facebook Community.
This felt like a big coming out for me.
I agonized and stressed over carefully choosing the right words for a whole year.
For the whole first year of getting sober, I was quietly, and privately working on being alcohol free from mostly the comfort of home.
The only people that knew my...