Emptynesterhood

 Bye bye Summer 2018! 

Bye bye Summer 2018! 

Hello My Friends,

It has been a long time since I’ve written a blog and that is mainly because I have been focusing my efforts on daily vlogs, https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmnu4Z3hQWv/embed/?autoplay=1 that are on the bottom of my website at www.busylivingsober.com, Facebook at Busy Living Sober and on Instagram at busylivingsober.  Not to mention I have been getting all of my children ready for college. Henry, my last one, leaves Thursday and I am feeling very emotional. Feelings aren’t facts but they sure can mess with one’s day.

This fall will be the first time in 22 years that I won’t have a child in my home. No more back to school forms to fill out, no more after school sports, no more making sure that I have enough food in house and I have something prepared for dinner. Lunch! No more lunches to pack and my list could go on and on! I know that I am not the first or the last Mom that will go through this but for the moment I feel a little lost.

Emptynesthood (my made-up word) is a new phase for me and rather than sitting here feeling sorry for myself I am going to get BUSY!

I am going back to school to educate myself and am happy to report that I will start seeing clients again. Though I have a lot of knowledge about addiction, it will no longer be my main concentration. I want to help people who are going through changes in their lives and need a little helping hand to get to the next phase.

Busy Living Sober will remain a resource for people who are having a hard time with addiction.

Today we have collaborators that contribute helpful tips.

I am so honored to announce that already this Summer we have had one contributing article, Recovery Tips For Professionals: Seeking Help Without Harming Your Career by Eva Benoit. Help.org http://busylivingsober.com/how-am-i-staying-sober/ and TuckSleep have also submitted some very helpful information that you can find under the heading Helpful Tips. If Busy Living Sober can help one person who is battling this horrendous disease of addiction, then we are making a difference.

If you have some ideas or like to write and would also like to contribute to the site, please send it to bizzy@busylivingsober.

So please keep checking Busy Living Sober regularly for new information and tips to help you get or stay sober.

I will not be too sad in the next coming months but if you want to reach out I would love it!

Keep getting busy living sober and sober not ashamed!