FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Amanda Talks Trust

[This entry features some strong content; please exercise the appropriate discretion.] "The other day in group, my counselor asked us what that one thing was that we'd actually valued the most before our addiction, and that we ended up not caring about anymore during our addiction. Mine was trust. Before my addiction, I really valued … Continue reading FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Amanda Talks Trust

ENTRY: Praying for Energy

I’ve been writing new prayers daily the last couple days.  I try to practice humility, too, so I’m not one to pat myself on the back but I am grateful that God has guided me that way, regarding my inspiration and the time that I reserve for writing and/or my visual art.  It has been … Continue reading ENTRY: Praying for Energy

MEDIA: Fast Car cover

Even though I strongly feel that the original Tracy Chapman version is truly the best of 'em all, I tend to enjoy all of the released renditions.  It is because I love the tune that much.  I can't say that about many songs at all.  However, "Fast Car," well, it's something special. I have always … Continue reading MEDIA: Fast Car cover

ENTRY: Self-Control

I would say there is comfort mentally in knowing that self-control truly is my biggest struggle.  I also think it has been the biggest catalyst for all of my major life problems, such as addiction and apprehension.  I wrote a prayer speaking of just this… God, I need you I need you completely I beg … Continue reading ENTRY: Self-Control

ENTRY: No Time Wasted

When I look back on the years that I used, I always, always think of that chunk of time in my life as wasted.  I just figured it was lost; I shot it all away.  I didn’t progress or grow mentally or financially, and I only alienated myself further from my immediate family.  Many faithful … Continue reading ENTRY: No Time Wasted

ENTRY: New Take on Life via Poetry

Some things that I just love about Emily Dickinson’s poetry is that she tends to shine light on very common, simple words from the English language that we use practically every single day. I love her use of capital letters in random spots for random words just as well, since it draws a great deal … Continue reading ENTRY: New Take on Life via Poetry

ENTRY: Spirituality, On Your Terms

I will honestly tell you that I hate going to church with my parents. Yes, ’tis true. I really do not enjoy the mandatory, mind you, action of attending Catholic mass with my family. Typically, especially as of recently since I’ve been working on a more full-time basis, when I’m home, I want to stay … Continue reading ENTRY: Spirituality, On Your Terms

FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Gratitude Lists

Today, on Twitter, I had the pleasure of talking to a very sweet, fellow recovering addict.  She is allowing me to post her handle on the site, it's @jonniqueen.  Let me tell ya, this girl is infinitely wise; I found her to be incredibly insightful and it was a great pleasure to exchange words with her. … Continue reading FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Gratitude Lists