Returning 2018!

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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!

-Grumpy Sunshine

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4 Replies to “Returning 2018!”

  1. Your blog has been a blessing (to me) in so many ways. Although I clawed my way out of the eye of the hurricane 30 years ago (when my alcoholic parent passed away) I always seem to slide back into the hole. I started seriously facing my acoa demons only 3 years ago and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. Your blog has been instrumental to my own on-going recovery. I always knew I was a little weird and off kilter, and I knew instinctively it was because of early childhood trauma from being raised in an unstable alcoholic home. But there were very little resources back then and people were reluctant to talk about it. My doctor(s) answers to relieve the insanity was to be medicated and I believed that it was my only recourse. 30 years later the focus of me being the insane one has shifted to me being the most normal one in the room (and believe me when I say that’s a scary thing) . In a way I am kind of grateful for my own little pocket of insanity because I find humour in just about any situation. Just like you do!!

    I look forward to reading your blog in 2018 – although not the pain. But how you cope, rationalize, and how you are able to put it into words.

    Happy Holidays to you, too, Grumpy. xo

    1. Thank you Elly! I have enjoyed hearing from you on my posts! Enjoy the holidays!

  2. Looking so forward to 2018. I’m not the child of an alcoholic (in fact, no one particularly close to me has struggled with addiction..at least that I’m aware of!) but I’ve learned a lot from your experiences. I also appreciate the brave catharsis that is sharing your stories. Don’t stop! You’re encouraging me to keep sharing my stories too.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I appreciate you reading!

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