New Year, New Look

My new look happened before the new year when I told my husband it was either “bangs or Botox” and reassured him that bangs were much cheaper. So, one night after a “DIY bangs” search on Pinterest, I took the “hair” scissors and with a little twist here and a snip there – ta da! The verdict was out for a few days, but after a couple of months everyone seems to be getting used to them and I don’t see those forehead wrinkles mocking me every time I look in the mirror. Oh sure, I could just embrace them, but for now I’m perfectly content hiding them!

You’ll also notice that my little blog here has a new look, which I’m pretty happy about. Like my hair, it was time for a change. I went back and forth whether to start a new blog altogether, but decided in the end that just as I continue to change and morph into the person I am today, this blog can as well.

Mostly, this blog has been focused on my recovery, with a few recipes and DIY projects mixed in along the way. And, while it served it’s purpose during my early stages of recovery, the reality is that I’m at a very different place now than I was then. There are different things I’d like to write about now, like our new adventures living on our little “farm” here in the Willamette Valley. But, when I debated whether or not to abandon this blog and start anew, I realized that my life now still continues to be based on the original reason I created this blog – to document my “life corked.”

I can’t deny or ignore that my entire life as it is now is a direct result of my stopping drinking. I’m totally confidant that without my sobriety, none of this (picture me spreading my arms open wide) would be possible. So, as I continue to write here, I will continue to write about my “life corked.”

I’m grateful for those of you who have stuck with me along the way, despite not being the most consistent writer! While not all of my posts will be recovery related, I hope I can continue to give people encouragement and inspire them to embrace a life of sobriety.

Let the journey continue!

6 responses

  1. Changes are good – although I do little, same look at 20 years ago, just more grey, less hair, more wrinkles… 🙂

    I’m English – we call it a fringe. A Bang is something completely different – a colloquialism for sex. Years ago on one of my early trips to the USA I was sat in an open plan office at a free desk next to a lady I was working with on a project. A male colleague of hers dropped by – as he left he said “Nice bangs by the way”. I didn’t compute the important “s” on the end and was flabbergasted. She saw my consternation and asked – me being the typical open honest dumb Brit explained my amazement at the open discussion of their sexual relationship. It ended with a whole group of Americans roaring with laughter at different words and the gulf of language issues we have – esp when we got on to what “fanny” means in slang English…

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