26 Things I’ve done during my second year of sobriety.

Here is what my second year of changing my habits looked like:

December 2016: A year in review of photos of my first year of sobriety.

December 2015: I celebrated my first second-drinking New Years Eve volunteering at First Night Portsmouth, the friend who was supposed to be there with me was sick and stayed home. It was really cold out and I was home by 10 pm and curled up in bed with my cat.

January 2017: I started a new career at a start-up company.

January 2017: I joined a book group.

February 2017: I went snowboarding for the first time in way too long!

February 2017: I went snowboarding for the first time in way too long!

March 2017: I rearranged my apartment and created a wall of art to showcase my grandmother’s paintings and the tree of life print that I inherited from family.

March 2017: I turned the monthly poetry series at RiverRun Bookstore over to its new host Shane Morin!

April 2017: I visited my grandmother on her 100th birthday!

April 2017: I joined our local TEDx committee as a volunteer on their Marketing Team.

May 2017: I went hiking with about two dozen other people in Maine.

May 2017: I attended Mick’s UNH Graduate School Graduation Party!

June 2017: I was a movie extra. #LoveinKilnerry

June 2017: One more shot from the movie set! #LoveinKilnerry

July 2017: I attended my first workout at welcome at Phoenix Multisport Gym in Boston.

July 2017: I played mini-golf for the first time since high school.

August 2017: I took surfing lessons at Summer Sessions Surf Shop in Rye, NH.

Photo Credit: Chris Daggett

August 2017: I was in the newspaper – the redhead on right is me.

Photo Credit: Ioanna Raptis

September 2017: I attended my first TEDx event. The speakers were engaging and inspiring.

September 2017: I love being a TEDxPiscataquaRiver volunteer.

October 2017: I went hiking with friends at Mount Agamenticus.

October 2017: I joined friends for a 6-mile hike and sunset yoga next to the lake at Pawtuckaway.

November 2017: I tried out Bending Bohdi Yoga studio in Dover and loved it!

November 2017: I went hiking with friends.


December 2017: I remembered my mother on the anniversary of her death that’s her below and me on my horse. The day she died is also her youngest sisters birthday and I  texted her before I went to work yesterday morning.

Photo Credit: Dad

December 2017: Me sitting in front of our tree wearing a Patagonia Fleece Hat & Pullover and Mens 501 Levi’s reading per usual. This is a picture of me when I was in high school.

Be kind to yourself. You deserve it. 


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