Things lately have been really tough, in ways that I'm not ready to talk about here, yet.
I'm pulling back, taking a break. Right now my focus needs to be on my family and my recovery.
I'm still in the throes of crippling anxiety, and it has put my recovery in jeopardy. I'm getting medical help for the anxiety, but it's a slow process, and I hope to have some answers soon.
In the meantime, I need to focus on my recovery in a non-public way. Sometimes it helps to talk things out here, but sometimes it becomes too draining for me, and it makes me lose focus on the really important things in my life, or distracts me from doing the hard work I need to be doing on myself.
I still don't have all the answers to the medical problems I have been talking about; I hope to have some soon. I'm surrounded by loving family and friends. I'm in good, capable hands.
I'm not shutting the blog down, but I'm going to step away for a while. I will focus my online energies on Crying Out Now, so if you're here to read or learn more about addiction and recovery, I strongly encourage you to head over there read those brave, inspiring words.
I'll be back; I just don't know when.
I treasure all of you and your words of encouragement and support you've given me over this difficult time, so thank you - from the bottom of my heart.