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I am not the only person out here blogging about my experience in sobriety. And I’m not even the best at it. And that’s okay. My inspiration to get started was Heather Kopp in her Sober Boots. Sometimes I find myself thinking “I’ll never catch up to her.” As if it’s some sort of race! Lately, I’ve been looking for something new and have gotten discouraged because everything has already been done and it feels like there’s nothing left for me. Karen must’ve picked up on whatever frustration vibes I’ve been sending out into the world because she just reminded us of her first blog post at Mended Musings and it was exactly what I needed to hear today!

So without further ado:

Mended Musings

photo credit: http://www.news.wisc.edu/17948

I was struck dumb by envy a few days ago. One of my favorite bloggers released an excerpt from her new book and I couldn’t wait to read it. As I soaked up every word, my excitement turned to a sick feeling of discouragement. The excerpt was so awesome. It was everything I would write it if I could write like her. She was reading my mind! But instead of feeling understood and encouraged, I felt a sinking feeling that she’s saying everything I’ve ever wanted to say better than I can say it. Why bother to write at all? The best words have been taken.

As I was reeling from the disappointment and wrestling with feelings of ineptitude, I saw a bee walk across my floor. Bees love our yard and if we leave a door open for any amount of time, one is bound to…

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