Who woulda thought I’d ever have time to do something like this, but as I lay in bed next to my sleeping 4 year old (yes he still sleeps with us) I wonder, how can I make the time? How can I possibly squeeze a few more minutes? Will I be good at this? Will anyone even get to read what I have to say? All those what ifs when starting out. I have no pre-set topics, or opinions, or goals, I just want to vent and write and get the craziness outta my head. And maybe, just maybe in the process help a few people like me, sober, crazy, moms.
My name’s Melissa, I’m 39 and live in Cleveland with my husband and three boys. I work full time at a restaurant which is obviously a love/hate relationship all of its own. I have been sober a little over 6 years now and I can say that was the best decision I’ve ever made. I wouldn’t have the life I have today if it wasn’t for my sobriety. That story is for another day though. I’m honestly just trying to be a better person and mother than I was yesterday. Some days are better than others obviously! Between my kids and meetings and work I don’t have a lot of time. I don’t have any hobbies or interests and I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing. Maybe this will turn into something more than just venting but for now that’s the plan!
So here it goes! Bear with me, I’m not a writer at all, but I’m goign to vent and spill my guts for all the world to see, hopefully get some good advice/feedback on life and kids, and all that comes with it. Hopefully I can meet some cool people on this journey and learn a little more about myself.