I’ve been writing a book over the last few months. The book is a compilation of women’s stories of addiction. I have spent months meeting and speaking with women in recovery, to learn about them. It is an absolute blessing to be trusted with these stories and I know they will inspire others. Now, as I work each day to write, I find commonalities among the stories. Perhaps the most common thread among all of them is loneliness. The question becomes: how do we manage loneliness
Back in November, I asked some brave souls to share their stories of addiction and recovery with me. One of the first people to want to share was my very own sister, Michelle.
I can’t lie. . . I hesitated. I was thrilled she wanted to share her story. Absolutely thrilled. But, I was scared. I hadn’t heard my sister’s story yet. Obviously as my sister, I knew a great deal about her story. But I didn’t know it all. Michelle sent her story to me on Thursday. I just read