My Purpose in 2017

I’m such a lucky lady. I’ve taken control of every aspect of my life. I’ve been sober for 1305 days, I drink a green smoothie each day, I’m happy with my weight and can still touch my toes without bending my knees. My dog is well-behaved and my husband does all the cooking. The planets have lined up and I believe God has placed me in a perfect spot to change course again in 2017.

I’ve made peace with my older brother over an old disagreement and now the two of us have come together to care for our sweet mamma who is nearing her 94th birthday.  I want so much for her to be spoiled in her last decade on this earth.

So, #1 on my list is to take good care of Mom.

#2 – Stop watching Fox News 24/7 and listen to more Martin Sexton Radio

#3 – Send my birthday cards on time.  Last year I was always running to the store for belated cards.

#4 – Look for another volunteer opportunity.  I am a baby hugger once a week at the local children’s hospital, and I LOVE it.  Hope to find another cause that touches my heart.

#5 – Learn to like cooking.  So far, I hate it – but I really want to love it.

That’s pretty much it!  When I quit drinking – all my resolutions came true at once.  It was so cool, because my list used to go like this:

#1 – Quit drinking

#2 – Lose weight

#3 – Be happy

Well – that all happened in June of 2013 – all at once.

Happy 2017 to all of you!


4 thoughts on “My Purpose in 2017

  1. Those are beautiful intentions for 2017.
    What don’t you like about cooking? Maybe you can change one thing and it will make all the difference…or perhaps you need to find a food delivery system!
    Let someone else cook….
    Happy 2017!

  2. I love the update!! I haven’t been around for a while, and I am trying to reconnect, and this put a big smile on my face. Thank you for this and congrats on all the blessings in your life!!

    As for the cooking – I’m the one who does it all (I’m a chef, if you need to know) – I wish my wife would take it up!

    Happy New year!


  3. Love your blog! I just binge read it and it gives me so much hope! I very much relate to you and your circumstances! I’m also an empty nester and trying to figure out life without my frienemy wine. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Hello alimoll! Thanks for reading my blog and for your comment. It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged and you have inspired me to write again tonight. Hope you continue to do well. I just LOVE my sober life. Stay strong!


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