This year has been one of the best years of my life. That may seem surprising considering how poorly my mother’s sobriety is going (or not going at all). I refuse to let her alcoholism dictate my happiness though. So as I look back over the year, I look back with joy. I attribute that joy to two major things.
1.) I have the most supportive and incredible husband. He is the best part of my day.
He takes care of me. He challenges me. He loves me for me. He loves my family even though they are INSANE. I don’t know what I would do without him.
2.) I started this blog.
This outlet has been the most comforting form of therapy I have found to date. I don’t feel so alone anymore. I feel validated in my anger, sadness, hurt, and triumphs. I have become so much more self-aware of how my feelings towards my mother and my family are controlling and affecting other parts of my life. I have loved getting to know my readers and hearing from people from all over the world! It truly has been a beautiful learning experience. Thank you for being a part of it with me!
I am taking advice from myself and taking a break this holiday season! I will be back the first week of 2018 with I am sure many amusing, and not so amusing, tales from the holidays.
In the meantime, if you have any ideas of things you would like me to write about next year, please feel free to comment below or email me! Some of my favorite posts were suggestions from readers.
Take care of yourself this holiday season! Try to find laughter in the darkest of days and always remember that your life is worth protecting.
I have loved this adventure with you all and I am looking forward to starting fresh with you in 2018!
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