Who Is Lost Companion?

Hi, first of all I want to Thank YOU for reading my blog and being a part of my world.  I am a 28-year-old woman with a lot to share. I started this blog when I quit drinking nearly two years ago. This art-form has given me the opportunity to put my thoughts and experiences into words.

I hope I continue to grow but most importantly, I hope I can find my purpose in life.


I want to be able to give to the world! For now, it’s though words. 

265 Responses to Who Is Lost Companion?

  1. Nora L Pratt says:

    I wanted to pop in and thank you for the like on “Dealing With The Seductress – Addiction” and for the follow… I enjoyed your blog and wish you all the best. This isn’t an easy road for you… one step and one day/moment at a time 🙂

  2. Hi there. Two things: thank you for the follow….and more importantly, nice to meet you! I’m enjoying your blog and felt compelled to tell you – you can do this. One moment at a time becomes a minute, an hour, a day (well, you get the picture!) Just take that one moment at a time. God bless you on your journey – thank you for sharing it with others!

  3. connorarnold says:

    Hey there, thank you so much for the follow! I’m new to this but I think what you’re writing is really compelling. Good luck!

  4. Sandy Sue says:

    Thank you for visiting my site and deciding to follow along. I’ve read through some of your blog and see how hard this road is. Congratulations for being here now.

  5. kanzensakura says:

    thank you for the follow and the like. I am now 31 years clean and sober. I wanted to live long enough to finally outlive the time of my addictions. It was hard and sometimes, it was even just one step at time. You are going through the process and you will make it. Those of us who follow this blog are behind you. Keep up the work, no matter how bloody you get. You’ll back at sometime and be glad you did.

    • Outliving your addiction is a great goal! Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. Your support helps so much and knowing there are others out there who struggle like me helps so much! It means the world to me that you are fallowing my blog! THANK YOU!

  6. windhound says:

    Thank you for finding and following my Blog. I hope it makes you smile. Contact with Nature and animals has shown me that life is indeed all about individual experience. We all see and feel the world differently and because of this we all make a contribution even if we don’t always understand what that is. When someone asks me what I do I say I enjoy my self and I have discovered that this makes it so much easier for others to enjoy the joy in me too. Loving myself without judgement is a work in progress but that too is the first step in finding true love. Living is one thing but being aware that you are alive, that is something else again. Keep on writing your truth.

    • The first step to finding unconditional love is loving yourself without judgement AND Living is one thing but being aware you are alive is another! Two great things I needed to hear, thank you!

  7. robin claire says:

    I would like to follow your blog but I can’t find out how to do this.

    Did you know you can put a “Follow” widget on your side bar? Hover your cursor over your blog name at the left top. When you see the window open up, go down to Widgets. Look for the “Follow” widget and drag it to your side bar. I put mine at the top.

  8. robin claire says:

    You don’t seem to have any “about” page that I can find on this blog. Why don’t you put something about yourself on your “About” page? I would love to know more about you and what you have in mind for your blog.
    Go to “Pages” — “All Pages” — find the “About” page. Edit. And put something in there. You can even rename the About page to whatever you would like it to be. I changed my “About” page title to “Who Am I?”.

  9. Thank you for stoppying by my blog and following! I hope I can post things you’ll enjoy and which will bring you a gift.

    I’m sorry about your Dad and your sufferings! Talk to me anytime (at my contact the author page). Because I am a Christian, you know I’ll say that what we both need is forgiveness, and that Jesus Christ died in our place and rose again, conquering sin and death for us both. I’m saying this because you’re genuine in your writing, and so I believe I need to be too. My words are very imperfect, but what He did for us – in reconciling us to a holy God – is TOTALLY PERFECT!

    Wishing you well!!!!!!!

  10. Just wanted to say thank you for visiting The Mindful Mum. I’m 10 years sober in January. 10 years ago I would never in a million years have believed such a thing could ever, ever be. I wish you every success on your journey, it is so worth it x

  11. Rich Green says:

    Appreciate you stopping by my blog and liking several posts. Best to you.

  12. lesliesholly says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I am so sorry about your father.

  13. robin claire says:

    You don’t have anything on your “About” page yet?
    Do you go by the name Leslie? Also, I would like to follow your blog but there doesn’t seem to be a “Follow Blog” widget on it yet. If you need help with that you can e-mail me to help you. Just go to my blog and contact me through my “Contact Me” Page found at the top of my blog.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    robin claire

  14. Tammy J Rizzo says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for following me. I hope I’m able to bring you enjoyment through my blog.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I hope you and your step-mom will be all right, and that your family will be able to get through this very difficult time.

  15. Michael S. Osborn says:

    Thank You for following and liking my page! 🙂

  16. Rick Alonzo Photography says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I am very sorry about your father. My condolences.

  17. Thanks for liking my Tangerine Tango post– please leave a comment so you can get the book!

  18. Scatty says:

    Thanks for stopping by The Big Nerd and for the follow. I’m so sorry about your loss. I wish you and your family all the best.

    ~ Scatty

  19. Thank you for the follow at Upgradual. And my condolences about your father. You are on your own steadily upward trend, it seems. Good for you. Believe in yourself.

  20. I am amazed by your raw honesty. It’s what anyone in recovery needs. As a medical social worker, & writer, I commend your healthy form of catharsis that not only serves you but benefits so many others who don’t know where to find those healthy pressure release valves. Writing bravely and honestly as you do is a life raft to get you through those rocky rouh waters, and a way to lay back and savor those peaceful, simple moments. I have someone in mind about your age who I’d love to show your blog. You have much in common and I think she may find some inspiration in your journey. Keep writing…I’ll keep reading!

    • Wow, that’s amazing. Thank you so much. Given my bout with depression, anxiety and addiction in life this has become my outlet. I would love to read another’s blog… would you please send me their name or link.

      Thank you so much for your support! I needed to read this today!!!!

      • The young woman I have in mind does not have a blog…yet…I’ve been encouraging her to start one as she has been journal writing since she could write. She’s still on the fence about it, but I was hoping if he saw your blog, it might empower her start one for herself and see that it’s a great way to find a safe community of support with those who care and those who’ve been there, or are going through it all right now. Be strong when you can’t and when you feel weak, write! Pour it out. My motto is always, when all else fails, take a nap. It’s sounds silly, but there’s something to be said for the phrase “sleep on it”. I’ll keep reading…you keep writing…Peace

  21. fetixuyan16 says:

    Wow,. am speechless when I’m reading your blog, you have a good skill in writing your own story, I enjoy reading it,, then, I’m so sorry for your father.. hope you always get a happpines and success in your life,, keep spirit.. 🙂

    • Thank you so much. I really appreciate your support. I think, if I do indeed tell my own story well, it’s because I need to be honest to the core somewhere and this is an amazing place to do it. How lucky I am I started this blog over a year and a half ago when I first got sober. I am being reminded I have overcome a lot in life and the events in my life will only make me stronger.

      Thank you again for your support, you made my evening!

  22. babso2you says:

    I wish you an amazing journey filled with love, well-being, and peace in your mind and soul! And, I wanted to thank you for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you will enjoy your time reading my posts! Hugs to you – Barb

  23. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for stopping by and following! Greatly appreciated!

  24. Mary says:

    I appreciate your follow on my blog! All the best to you!

  25. Pamela Hodgdon says:

    Love your blog! Thank you for visiting mine. It helps to read other folks stories….

  26. Rich Green says:

    Appreciate you liking some recent posts of mine. Best to you.

  27. Sleekster says:

    Thanks for liking my posts.
    Keep writing, your last post was amazing…..

  28. You are a strong woman. I applaud your strength and the path you’ve chosen.

    • Thank you very much! I don’t feel too strong today but I have to keep going. Your support will help me today 🙂

      • I don’t know if you saw the movie “Finding Nemo”, but if you did, there was a fish named Dori in it who believe that all you needed to do is “just keep swimming, swimming, swimming”….a very wise fish, if you ask me. 🙂

  29. I just wanted to say thanks for liking some of my blogs. I’ve read through some of yours and noticed that I’m not the only person who seems to think you could write if you wanted. One of my agent’s other clients blogs and her book is about caregiving. She was the caregiver for her mom and dad who had alzheimers and dementia ect. It’s not all doom and gloom or anything, lots of happy memories and stuff. But you might want to look at her blog http://www.lifeaftercaregiving.wordpress.com. Maybe it or she can help or understand better than the rest of us bloggers. I didn’t mean for this to be so long. I couldn’t write before, now I won’t shut up. lol Anyway, thanks again. 🙂

  30. Just wanted to say thanks for the follow. You have a very thoughtful, sincere and movingly written blog here. Glad to reciprocate. And I’m really sorry about your Dad.



  31. Stay strong. Remember to see the beauty in each day. Thank you for sharing this raw, honest account of your journeys.

  32. Lois Hoffman says:

    Hang in there. We are all pulling for you.

  33. claude says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I’m always interested in comments and suggestions.

  34. Lucy says:

    Thanks so much for the follow. And good luck, with your writing and everything else. Healing thoughts coming your way.

  35. Laurie says:

    Thank you for commenting on my blog post. In reading some of your posts, I find you to be so open and honest about your life. Your last post was hard to read, but harder to live it, of course. I am so glad your life has turned out well.

  36. Jude says:

    Many thanks for visiting my blog and giving me a Like! You have some inspiring thoughts here.:)

  37. Huffygirl says:

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I hope you find something there that brings you joy and laughter. I’ve been reading your story and wish you good luck on your journey.

  38. Shards Of DuBois says:

    I’ll be praying the Lord gives you the much needed strength to take each step, in an incredibly hard journey. Know that you are NEVER alone, you can write me anytime, as I’m sure most the people commenting would say, just know that I mean it. But most of all, remember, you are never lost, you are only confused on which way to go! Look up, before you look anywhere else! and God Bless you, you are a warrior for trying!

  39. jumbo says:


    Thanks for dropping into my blog and ‘following’ it.
    btw, you have some inspirational writing here.
    Good luck in everything you do.

    All the best.

  40. Thank you for liking and following my blog! I am having trouble finding things on this one but will continue to try.

  41. Grainne says:

    Pleased to meet you. Glad we connected here. 🙂

  42. Sofia says:

    Thank you so much for following my photoblog. I am touched you liked some of my photos.

  43. Hello – thanks for visiting and following my blog. Your story is very powerful. The human spirit is a remarkable thing, when there is so much pain and sadness in this world. I pray that your Higher Power will continue to give you the strength to go on! I noticed that you liked my post A River of Tears – did you also see this one?
    It is about coping with grief over the holidays and might help you. I am in solidarity with you this year, grieving myself. Take care of yourself – drink lots of water and take bubble baths!
    Blessings – Melanie

    • Wow, thank you so much! You are amazing, thank you for your kindness. I am sorry you are grieving this holiday too… We are not alone. My thoughts go out to you for a peaceful holiday season. Thanks for the link!

  44. KD.Halen says:

    As everyone else in here, I just wanted to thank you for reading my Rousing Torpor. As you may have noticed, I’m just getting to know you, so I think I’ll be around reading you often and maybe leaving you some comments. Once again, thank you.

  45. cricketmuse says:

    Thanks for the stop by. Surrounding yourself with that which gives you peace and rest is important. Taking photographs is very soothing. It’s like seeing our mind’s eye view of what we most want to see. Look up into the heavens when the world around you gets you down.
    Blue Skies,

  46. Paula Faye says:

    Thank you for following my blog! I, too, am using my keypad to work through some very dark times in my life. It really is therapeutic. Best wishes to you. It won’t always be easy, but it will definitely be worth it!

    • Thank you Ms.Faye! This is amazingly therapeutic!!! Blogging takes a life of it’s own. It’s parts of my inner-being being able to have a place to go and the world takes it…what a gift!

      Thank you for coming on this journey with me! Best of wishes to you too my friend!

  47. brecs says:

    Hey there – thanks for stopping by (and following). Loss is so difficult – of family, friends, ourselves – and sometimes I don’t know if there’s a way out. But writing, art, the goal of grad school offer something of a trail, for me, too. Best of everything in your search.

  48. Sherri Ohler says:

    Thanks for the LIKE and the follow! Glad you found me so I could find you 🙂
    Many blessings to you on your amazing journey,

  49. Mnemosyne says:

    Hi there, I was just stopping by to thank you for following my blog “Her Muses”. Have a blessed day 🙂

  50. ajaytao2010 says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, be in touch with my blog browse through the categories, u may find it interesting

  51. Dave says:

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I recently lost my father as well and know at least a little something about what you are going through. Don’t believe that depression ever lasts forever, because it doesn’t. I know …

    Looking forward to following your journey … I hope I might be able to pass along a few helpful thoughts now and then.

  52. Wow- I just read some of your story and what a blessing you are in sharing it. Thank you for following Virtuous Housewife. You’ve brought it home to me that it’s important to be real and honest in who we are, instead of living superficially. Thank you for sharing your journey!

  53. Anna Failla says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it 🙂 I’m following now, your writing is great! Impossibly addictive, I’ve been so through so many posts just in the last 5 minutes!
    Love, Anna

  54. nol2me says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a “like”. I wish you all the strength and courage for the “one step at a time” journey you are on. One moment at a time, we will succeed.

  55. Carolina says:

    Thank you for the follow. I believe in you, and it brings me great joy to know that you believe in yourself as demonstrated by the life affirming decision to become sober. You are saying yes goodbye to fear and yes to life. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your story and being an inspiration to many others.

    • Wow Carolina, thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I appreciate you taking time to read my blog and for leaving such a beautiful and positive comment.

      I hope you enjoy your holiday season with your friends and family!

  56. Trang Nguyen says:

    Thank you for stopping by and following. Your writing is great, and sometimes I see a part of myself through your stories.. ups and downs, anxiety and fears…But I believe that all of them will not last forever. I can feel the strength in you. Wish you courage and Happy Holidays 🙂

    • Thank you for reading my blog friend, I am finding that a lot of people have been through life in way that parallel ours.

      Thank you for the enormous amount of love you sent me in your comment, it’s a great gift on a day like today. I wish you a beautiful holiday and happy New Year.

  57. remso says:

    Thanks for finding me, and liking my blog. God bless you. Ozzie

  58. Came online to write a post on my blog but been lost in your words!! must work on my procrastination but feel like it has been time well spent in this case…thank you for sharing, very touching, poetic and uplifting.

  59. jimzuniverse says:

    Hi lostcompanion. I’m new to all this… Thanks for the like and the follow.

  60. Thank you so much for the follow. I hope you enjoy what I write. As you mentioned writing is cathartic a flowing release from words we sometimes do not speak. I shall have fun peeking around your site now 🙂

  61. artjunea says:

    Thanks for the follow Lost 🙂
    Hope you’ll enjoy my blog thou we’re in different language 🙂

    starting to read your blog from now 😀

  62. Ms. Meka says:

    Thank you for following me. I will try to read more of your blog too. Happy small business Saturday.

  63. Thank you for looking at my art site. My reaction to all of the addiction madness in my life is:
    1. Find your passion.
    2. Follow your passion.
    It took forty nine years and several false starts to finding my passion, so now I am VERY thankful to live it.

  64. RichStine says:

    When shedding bad habits, it can be unbearably painful. Not because we have thin skin, and not because we are weak.
    It is painful, because we are raw. We see with new eyes, hear with new ears, think with a new brain. Sort of like being born again. And for some of us, it is exactly like being born again. (Christianity-version, aside. Even those who are not of any particular faith, and have fought addiction and won, know this feeling of being born again. I only mention the faith because the words, ‘born again’ are so intertwined with much of it.)
    The brain is the biggie in all of this.
    What happens when you no longer see through that bottle, that glass? Reality sets in. So does self-pity. The bigger part that really nabs and clutches with ruthless talons, is guilt (not to be mistaken for self-pity.) The horror of what is lost, destroyed—relationships, money, & time—from our choice to abuse alcohol. As addicts, we are more likely to allow this to happen, abusing vs using alcohol.
    Relationships are a delicate thing for us, in the wide-awake, sober world.
    One thing to be cautious of, is the relentless urge to forge replacement relationships of those lost.
    A sure way to slip back into looking through a glass or bottle darkly= refusal to make the raw, excruciating, but very doable journey of self discovery.
    Bad news is, we often don’t like what we see, eyes wide open. Painful to realize much of the chaos & pain & loss we suffer, we also forced upon others.
    Good news is, we don’t have to repeat it. We can get to know ourselves, establish a relationship of 1.
    If you do not love yourself, you cannot love your neighbor, or anyone else. You can try, but it won’t work.
    You can’t love yourself, if you don’t know yourself.

    The commitment is a challenge, but the healing and strength, amazing.

    Your Blog name, “Lost Companion”, is a triumph, in my opinion, of that spirit willing to soar.
    Keep up the good work, and keep blogging.


    • Wow RS, thank you for taking the time to read my blog and write to me. Thank you for enlightening me with your thoughts. I appreciate your thought on my name, lostcompanion, I love it!

      • RichStine says:

        Pleasure all mine! There’s so many blogging…I really had no idea that blogging is as popular as it is. Many, like my blog, are abysmally put-together. Yours, and a fine, smart, handful, are very much worth the read.
        Of course, it’s always a huge plus with an interesting & catchy name. Mine is boorish. Which I may or may not fix.
        Always up for pointers and suggestions…
        Best to you in 2013.

  65. I’ve come to thank you kindly for liking my recent illustration post and for following my blog. I hope that my content can provide some kind of inspiration for you as you go through life’s struggles. I wish you all the best and I hope I don’t disappoint you 🙂

  66. I have just begun following your blog. The first few words I read of it… made me read the words again … the ones about ‘friends here, a place to come to ..to write, no one else to talk to.’ Our life is completely different, I know … but, we both still know pain. Just know you have one more person who is pulling for you to succeed in life, to go forward. I just wanted to let you know that I am here, too. Granny Gee/Gloria My main blog is at … happycolorsandgrannygee.blogspot.com , and I put my stories here, at WordPress.

  67. aaforringer says:

    Thank for hitting the follow button. My wife is also struggling with addiction and abuse issuse from her childhood, hope you are going to meetings.

    You might want to read my post You are not special, it has its own page under My views of the real world.

    • Hi aa, thank you for reading my blog. I am sorry about your wife…she is in my thoughts. I am not going to meetings out here. Meetings out here does not equal sobriety. I will check out your post. Thank you for reading my blog.

      As for your wife, please give her a hug for me.

  68. jazzytower says:

    Popped in to say thanks for stopping by my blog, appreciate your support.

  69. claremohan says:

    Thank you for following my blog – it lead me to yours, and I’m finding yours very interesting and beautiful at the moment. Keep up the good and interesting work.

  70. Usually when I’m down, I read poems and quotes. This one I just read and like to pass on to you:

    “to love life, to love it even
    when you have no stomach for it
    and everything you’ve held dear
    crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
    your throat filled with the silt of it.
    When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
    thickening the air, heavy as water
    more fit for gills than lungs;
    when grief weights you like your own flesh
    only more of it, an obesity of grief,
    you think, How can a body withstand this?
    Then you hold life like a face
    between your palms, a plain face,
    no charming smile, no violet eyes,
    and you say, yes, I will take you
    I will love you, again.”
    ― Ellen Bass

    You have a lot of people here for you so don’t give up!

  71. ottomummy says:

    Thank you for following my blog. Looking at the above, you are not alone. I honestly believe you must carve your own life out of this world, and have to (nicely) live for yourself, not for others. Carry on doing what makes you happy – it’s the only way to get through life. Much love, Carol

  72. mimijarone says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog. Keep writing and learning about yourself. You can find joy in 2013! Love the poem Carrie Ann posted.

  73. Thanks for the follow, I hope you found something at the blog that could be an encouragement. There is much peace to be found when we’ve lost ourselves in service to others. My husband stuggled for almost four years with despression and suicide and found his redemption in our children, focusing his attention, affection and energy into their wellbeing. Many people turn inward trying to understand themselves and find the solution to their lack of peace, but more often than not the answer lay outside of ourselves. It is amazing how our own pain is healed as we seek to heal the pain of someone else. I hope this will be a year of peace and fulfillment for you.

  74. Hey there! I just wanted to drop you a line, I nominated you for one of these wordpress awards, Very inspiring blogger.
    Here is the link to my blog post about it. Btw i accidentally blogged it on my other blog profile so i reblogged the post on this profile so don’t get confused if the post takes you to a different page.

  75. Suzette says:

    Hi, thanks for the follow on my new blog… http://truthvine.wordpress.com Hope my moments of truth can be of help in some way. Live in the moment – appreciate and make the most of every one and guilt will never have to be a companion. Will follow you and see you grow in life….

  76. cjslater1 says:

    Good luck on your journey…you have come so far already.

  77. Thanks for following one of my blogs! I can so relate to the addiction theme as it has been in my family, and I also worked as an addiction counselor. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and you will make it. 🙂

  78. ynasreyes says:

    Hi there. I just want to thank you for liking and following my blog. Your LIKE led me to you and your honest and courageous sharing of your story. I’m looking forward to following your journey and supporting you in the best way I know — prayer. The next time I pray I will tell God about you (although I’m sure He already knows) and that I’m rooting for you and your triumph in your personal battle. I hope you find your way, your strength, and your hope in the God of hope. If my blog helps to encourage you, I would be very grateful. Keep in touch.

    • Thank you for prayer!

      What a beautiful comment you left me; it has filled me with peace. Your blog is encouraging and beautiful. You seem like a beautiful woman, thank you for your love!

  79. I have been sober since Feb 1998 and gone through so much life (including the death of my parents, btw). Someone I know says “It gets better. Than it gets real. Then it gets different. Then it gets real different.” I’ve found that to be true. I see my life as divided into the Before and the After and in the After I am no longer a spectator. I am present. I show up for my life. I rarely feel lonely these days. You’ll never be alone again, that’s one of the first things I heard and it’s been true for me for nearly 15 years.

  80. Just spent some time reading your blog: you have some massive issues to deal with…more courage and power to you for facing them head on. Sending you healing light…peace FatW

  81. Keep Writing! I’ve nominated you for a Reality Blog Award. Go to my blog for all of the information. See you there – Ilene

  82. Lyn says:

    Keep fighting girl, and remember…
    Zephania 3:17
    The Lord your God
    wins victory after victory
    and is always with you.
    He celebrates and sings
    because of you,
    and He will refresh your life
    with His love.”

  83. kastreet says:

    Thank you for all the “Likes” on my blog. Tho we both are going through something different, it is very real to both of us. A mind numbing struggle, that we have to conquer minute by minute.

  84. Thank you for following my blog. I would like to know more about you – this page doesn’t contain information – would you care to share? You seem to be going through a lot. I wish I could offer you words of comfort. I do believe that life gets better and easier with time – you have to hang in there. 🙂

  85. Jan Eek says:

    Hello lostcompanion

    Thank you for following my blog. I read some of your entries, and was amazed…. You and I have more in common than I thought possible. We will come back to that when we know each other better……. I will now follow your blog, and then we will see what follows.

  86. Deb Scarfo says:

    Hi there! Thank you so much for the like and following. I have to say I am very impressed by your blog….what an inspiration you are to so many strugging with addiction! You are a strong and courageous individual! Keep fighting the fight and stay positive! Looking forward to following you! Peace~~~

  87. fredphillips says:

    Thank you for checking out my blog. I’m thrilled you have chosen to follow me. My intent is to write meaningful blogs that can inspire and help people who have had particularly difficult experiences. There is a great deal of bravery in your writing. Blessings … Fred!

  88. Thanks for liking Baby Death

  89. Thank you for following my blog. I wish you all the best in the future.

  90. Maia says:

    Thanks for the “like” on thesaltwatertwin. The very best of luck to you on your journey!

  91. sakuraandme says:

    Hi! *waving* thanks for checking out my blog! Go you for giving up alcohol. That’s still a vice a have. Mind you I have cut right back in the last 2 years. Hugs Paula xx

  92. Kylie Jayne says:

    Thank you kindly for the like and the follow. It means a great deal to me that you have chosen to listen to what I have to say. Your blog is incredibly inspiring, and I hope to see more from you soon!


  93. B.J. says:

    Thank you for sharing yourself through your blog! I wish you peace on your journey.

  94. Your blog is captivating and such a good way to give back through your words. I hope you find it fulfilling and helpful in recovery. I stopped drinking years ago and got a brand new, much-better life. I never thought I could live without drinking. Now I am sorry I wasted so many years in a haze of alcohol. But you are young yet and have much to look forward to. I wish you courage and strength.

    • I am working on a much better life right now 🙂 I realize it takes time and time is what I have right now. Thank you for your encouragement and strength friend, what a wonderful support you are!

  95. Thank you so much for liking my Wayne Dyer quote – He has got me through some bad times in the past. And thank you for following my blog. I follow yours back. Take care and best wishes

  96. Steeny Lous says:

    Greetings, Lostcompanion. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading more on your blog, too, and further communication with you.

    I just caught a typo at the end of your “About Me” info. “…For now, it’s though words.”

    I’m guessing you meant “through” words.

    Pointed out gently and not as criticism but just a heads up in case you wanted to change it. Feel free to point out any typos on my blog, too! The editor/proofreader in me tries to catch them all, but I miss some, too, catch them later, and go “OH! NO!” 🙂

  97. I just read the piece about finding your father and the beautiful time you had with him as well as the one on religion and abortion. You are a brave, beautiful soul who weaves words that convey who you are. Keep writing, pondering, weaving and expressing who you are…….Peace! Dawn

    • Thank you Dawn, your comment means so much to me! I will keep up what I am doing, I feel like I am really going somewhere. Thank you for your support! Blessings to you my new friend!

  98. jadechristyn says:

    Hi, Ann! You have been an inspiring blogger for me, and so I’m nominating you for THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD. Please feel free to check my post if you’d like to receive it: http://thebookishsideofme.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    I hope you don’t mind as it is a sign of my appreciation. Thank you! 🙂

  99. Venician says:

    Hello, darling 🙂
    I just wanted to let you know that you are an incredibly brave person, and it’s so admirable to see how honest you are about your hardships. Every time I read your posts, I feel a moment of heartbreak that’s only pushed aside by inspiration and motivation. You inspire me to get through the day and be positive, so I’m very privileged to be your reader.

    For that reason, I’ve decided to nominate you for the Sunshine Award. You don’t have to accept it, but if you want to here is the link: http://amapoftheproblematique.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/a-win-that-came-my-way/

    Have a nice day, love.

  100. IAMFREE says:

    Thank you for liking my blog post!

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  102. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Reality Award. Although you may choose to just accept it the details are at http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/catching-up-on-acknowledgements/ Diane

  103. Thanks for checking out my blog. Blessings to you for your courageous journey!

  104. bethanyduvall says:

    I haven’t been following for long, but everything I’ve read here resonates with me. Thanks for writing. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I see that you are being recognized for other awards right now, too, so please don’t feel obligated to accept. The details are here: http://wp.me/p2aDAm-6F


  105. SharingMom says:

    Dear Fellow WordPresser,

    Thanks for recently liking one of my posts on SharingMom.com. I just wanted to let you know that in the near future, I will not be showing up on your WordPress Reader Feed or on Freshly Pressed. I would like to add plug-ins to my blog to make the site more user friendly and in order to do that WordPress requires that I host the blog elsewhere. The bummer is that once I change hosts I will no longer show up on your WordPress feeds.

    Since I have written articles and posted recipes that you have liked, I would be honored to have you subscribe to my blog, SharingMom.com, so I don’t lose touch with you once I make the change. That way you won’t miss the great info and recipes that are scheduled to post in the coming weeks.

    I am also working on a free e-book with 10 gluten-free, dairy-free snacks and desserts. When it is ready to go live, I will post it on the site. As a subscriber, you’ll be the first to know!
    Thanks for joining me. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!


  106. transplantednorth says:

    Hi there and thanks for the follow. One blog I would recommend to you is one I follow called Wise Counsel: http://teeceecounsel.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/faith-inspiration-for-strategy/
    Good luck to you and I’ll be checking in on your posts!

  107. P.Chan says:

    Hi, thank you for following my blog so that I could find yours. I’ve read through some of your posts and wish to give you a big hug if we were in the same room. You’ve been through so much and become so strong. Please, hang in there. — Pinkie

  108. Thanks for the follow and the like.

    I read some of the posts on your blog, and I can’t quite grasp what your whole story is, but I can tell that you’ve felt more sorrow than most people I know. It’s inspiring that you’ve had the strength to hold on, and even go so far as to put it all into art.

    It always gets better. Just remember that!

    And good luck with your writing. Good luck with life, too! Cheers!

  109. nakedmd52 says:

    Very interesting blog. And thanks for the “Like” and “follow” of my blog, thezendoc!
    http://thezendoc.wordpress.com. I’m new here and appreciate the support!
    Create a great day!
    Dr. Steve

  110. mamitasarah says:

    Hello My Dear, Thank you for liking my first post and following! I am new to the world of blogging and still trying to figure out the site. I’ve read just a little of your work (“I try to heal” especially spoke to me because it sounds like me) and look forward to reading more. My darling you are headed in the right direction. Alcoholism nearly destroyed one of my family members. Another one made a 180 degree turn early enough and has had, and continues to have, a much better life in sobriety. I had my own demons to overcome as well. You CAN do this!!! I wish you the best my dear. ~Sarah 🙂

  111. N B says:

    Congrats on your not drinking! 🙂 I applaud your two-year mark! I enjoy that you keep moving forward.

  112. booklover217 says:

    Thank you for the follow! 🙂

  113. clbolinbooks says:


    I have nominated YOUR BLOG as Very Inspirational

    Please visit clbolinbooks.wordpress.com to receive your award.

  114. I just want to say I am just newbie to blogging and definitely liked your blog. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You surely come with good articles. Thanks for sharing with us your web page.

  115. RituKT says:

    Hi, I wanted to thank you for following my blog ‘Beyond Beauty Tips’ and supporting me in my journey for six months.
    I recently moved that blog to its own domain http://toraveabout.com
    so I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to my blog at its new address.
    I hope to see you there. Thanks!

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  117. Hi… Don’t know if you’re aware but 30 or 40 ? of your posts came into my In Box… I don’t think you meant for that but thought I’d let you know…. Diane

  118. bluestar2012 says:

    Wonderful blog. I have been sober for nearly 29 years. I would have missed out on the last 25+ years of my life had I not admitted my problem and took steps to save myself. In those years, everything from children graduating from college to grandchildren would have been missed, had I not stopped. Anything is possible when you are sober!

  119. Thanks so much for visiting my blog – and for introducing me to yours. You sound like a brave soul.. I wish you much luck, patience and joy!

  120. fuzzysdad01 says:

    I am thirty-two sober.Hang in there it is worth it.
    There will be temptations but ask God for strength

  121. Art Mowle says:

    Thanks so much for reading and visiting my blog. I see we have a lot in common and I’m excited to look around and read your blog. I just celebrated 7 years, one day at a time. God bless you on your journey

  122. Anna says:

    Hi and thanks for the like and follow of my blog 🙂 I like what I have read so far on yours and can understand some of what you are going through. I was married to a man, who when we met, was two years sober. He told me all about his previous life and the mistakes he had made to give me a fair idea of who he was. We lived together for 10 years before he died, but the last four we found out why his life was becoming so hard now and then, he had ADHD. That explained many things to us and life became easier for all. Myself, well I’ve never been drinking much, but I’ve been smoking for many years. On the positive side I quit some 13 years ago now, even if there is a tug or two sometimes after a smoke, but I can keep away anyway because it’s not worth it 🙂

    • Thank you Anna. I’m sorry your companion passed but thankfully he was able to find out what was wrong. Glad he stayed sober!!! Thank you for telling me your story, you give me hope!!! Peace be with you friend.

  123. Irm Brown says:

    Thanks for the follow.

  124. M. Zane McClellan says:

    Thank you so much for liking my poems. Congratulations on your sobriety, I know it is a hard fought battle. I’m happy that sharing your writing is healing for you. Keep at it! Peace. ~ Michael

  125. Thanks for the Follow! I wish you the very best in your journey. Keep riding the carriage!

  126. momma bee says:

    THANKS for the follow~ Congrats on 3 years. i look forward to reading your blog…..

  127. pinwika says:

    First, congratulations on your 3-year milestone. That is really amazing!
    Thank you for following my blog TREE. I’m glad you saw something there that you enjoyed.
    God Bless!


  128. zydaen says:

    Hello there. I just wanted to drop by and thank you for following my blog. I also wanted to wish you the best of luck in your future blogging.

  129. Look forward to reading your blog 🙂
    Congrats on your sobriety! One day at a time, I hope to find my way as well. xoxo

  130. writingsprint says:

    Thank you for the follow. I’m honored that you came by. Congratulations on everything you’ve accomplished and I wish you all the best 😀 .

  131. gpcox says:

    An absolute pleasure to meet someone willing to admit their faults, yet plow forward despite them – it shows strength of character. Hope you had a nice weekend.

  132. Thank you for following “A Way With Words.” I find great joy in writing and my joy is made more complete when people read what I’ve written. While I write primarily about faith & mental illness, I am always looking for new topics to address. If you have anything you’d like to see, please let me know.

    I pray you are blessed in your journey as you are a blessing to others.

    Tony Roberts

  133. Good Evening,

    Great blog! My name is Heather Foster and I run a website called Mental Parent. I am also a blog contributor with Psych Central with a blog called Mental Momma. Mental Parent is an up and coming website that focuses on mental illness, parenting and lifestyle. I am inviting you to come and check out our website and subscribe if you so choose. We are looking to reach out to more people in the community and I hope you come and see us soon!

    Warm Regards,
    Heather Foster

  134. tonyroberts says:

    Hello, partner in recovery! I hope this finds you doing well.

    I see you have been a follower of “A Way With Words.” Great! Thank you.

    We have now transformed into, “Delight in Disorder: Faith & Mental Illness” (delightindisorder.org). I hope you will join us there. On the left sidebar, there is a box (below “Get More Delight”) for subscriptions so you can get the most of our mission.

    Take care & God bless,

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