Mourning the Loss of Summer but Needing to Fall into a New Pattern

To say I love summer would be a massive understatement. I spend Fall, Winter, and Spring counting down to Summer and Summer trying to dig my heels in and stop time from passing. I like to say I have two personalities, summer and not summer. A good dose of sunshine can cure just about anything that ails me. I love the beach, grilling, sitting on the deck, running in hot weather and driving with the windows down. At the same time, I dread every flake of snow and that cold wind the pierces straight through even the heaviest winter coat. There have been a handful of years where the summer just went totally off the rails and I threw my hands up and said okay Fall, just bring it on, I’ll try again

Recovering Drive Thru Addict

I am a recovering McDonald’s addict. I have been clean since January 2013. It sounds a little extreme but I really do believe that we are always recovering from these bad habits that become an unhealthy part of our being. Always fighting the relapse that could occur. The definition of addition is “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.” Just the first portion, ‘the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice.’ It wasn’t a day to day decision, it was just what I did. It’s terribly embarrassing to admit how often I ate McDonalds for a quic

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