Give fear the Middle Finger!

Give fear the Middle Finger!
Butterflies are fluttering in my stomach. My palms are already sweaty. I still have 5 hours before my class starts. I begin to wonder if I’ll ever get comfortable hosting classes for my business….

I think of my goals. I think of my dreams. I sit on the couch, close my eyes, breathe deep, and visualize what a successful class will look like. Then, I visualize what my life will look like with a successful business.
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How I face my FEAR!

How I face my FEAR!
If you would’ve told me 6 months ago that I would be engaging and talking with complete strangers, I would have laughed at you. Actually, I probably would’ve pointed and laughed at you! 

I fear people I don’t know. I dread talking with them and starting the conversation! AGH!

Don’t get me wrong. I love people in a general sense. But, I loved my comfort zone much more. I would’ve much rather hang out with the people I already knew than go out of my way to meet new people.
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Is Social Anxiety affecting your Recovery?

Is Social Anxiety affecting your Recovery?

I’m terrified of talking to people. Specifically, I’m terrified of talking to people I don’t know. 


Get me in a room full of strangers, & I’ll sweat like no one’s business & not say a word. I don’t say anything because my mind goes blank when I’m nervous & anxious. 


Also, I’m scared strangers will notice how anxious I am if I start talking.

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I’m terrified of talking in front of groups of people, even if I know them.

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I’m terrified of walking into unfamiliar places. In my drinking days, I used to have people come out of the bars & come get me in the parking lot just so I didn’t have to walk inside by myself. 


Everyone stares at you when you walk in! Ugh!! I HATE that. I couldn’t walk in on my own.

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Fast forward to my recovery days.

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Why I don't talk at recovery meetings

Why I don't talk at recovery meetings

There’s a lot of new people who have connected with me here, so I want to talk about myself a little bit for the sake of transparency and authenticity.


I don’t talk in groups. I can see by the way I share on social media how misleading it might be. I don’t want people who only know me via social media to think that I’m this outgoing, vocal person who talks a lot in social settings. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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