Hi again, in what feels like it’s been forever since I last shared the latest and greatest [yes, I consider Mother’s Day in rehab to be great in its own right]. Fast forward to now, and I’m just returning from my THIRD stint in treatment [Sanford House in Grand Rapids, Michigan] which took up most of June, to now a busy start of the Serbinski summer in July. Phew! I’m exhausted just thinking about it all.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be the elephant in the room and online at my Mom to Mom Nutrition pages for the foreseeable future. Addiction is one of those diseases many want to understand and help with, but don’t know the best way to go about doing so. I know I have amazing family, friends, and people in my life that want me to be healthy and happy. And as you all know, that wouldn’t be possible if I were drinking. SO, after a relapse in May, I decided to take an extended treatment stay in Grand Rapids, MI, for 3.5 weeks.
Quite honestly, I was kicking and stomping my feet going to Sanford House, but it ended up being the best thing that could have ever happened treatment wise. I spent so much time learning about myself, my triggers, and coping skills/tools to get through without a drop of alcohol. Now that doesn’t mean I’m FIXED. But it does mean I know I have options. And support. And a million other things I can do and feel besides picking up.
So now that I’m 38 days sober [and counting], let’s get back to the Serbinski summer of 2019! I returned home a few days before my Dad’s birthday [July 1st] and there has been no stopping the celebrations, pool days, and AA meetings for this Momma. I’ve even done a little cooking here and there, which makes me feel half normal! So here’s a little photo dump of the past few weeks, good eats included!
I know I’m always thanking you all [and those I see in my day to day], but really, thank you for your continued support. Getting sober is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And it’s going to be something I work for the rest of my life. Right now, if I seem distant or less smiley than usual, know I might not be ok. I’m not wanting to use, but I’m just re-learning my way back into life as sober Katie. Which is exciting and scary at the same time!
Let’s just all also agree that my NEXT post on here should be a recipe- not another rehab update. Who’s with me?!