Why?

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So many people have a blog! What makes me special? What do I have to say that you would want to read? Nothing. Unless, you are excited about living life! My husband who has been fishing his whole life suggested I start writing about our fishing experiences. I am pretty sure he never thought I would love it the way I do. When we met we drank together. I was fun! I was wild. Nothing has changed except I don’t drink anymore and I go to bed a little earlier. In fact, we both do. Mostly, because we have had a full day and we are just flat worn out! We are tired!

Not every marriage is a success story the way ours is when one person has to stop drinking. Shoot, not every marriage is a success story period. Ours is because I think we get it. He understands there are things I want and need and I understand there are things he wants and needs. I understood form early on, if I didn’t get on the boat, literally, we wouldn’t make it. Fortunately, I loved to go! Once I had to put down the bottle I picked up the rod. My very patient husband taught me. This blog is about fishing from my point of view. I am new. I am learning. Sometimes I screw up. Sometimes I get very VERY frustrated. I cried yesterday. I am a crier though. I have learned to laugh at myself.

On Lake Jackson with Travis

On Lake Jackson with Travis

You have to when you are a recovering alcoholic in a world that doesn’t get or want to get alcoholism. That your own family members can be triggers for you. That that drink everyone  loves so much would kill you. I talk about my disease openly because I hope it helps someone. I do honestly love life the way it is now. I love remembering things! I love that the focus of my life and the events of my life are on the people that are there not the beverage served.

I am going to try to tag posts fishing, sobriety, family, or whatever they are so that you don’t have to read it if you don’t want to. I am not here to change your mind or convince you of anything. Lord knows no one was telling me anything before I was ready! Which just so happened to be when my liver was failing.

Anyway, I am writing this all down because my memory is still a little fuzzy. I would love for you to join me!

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One thought on “Why?

  1. Hey Vanessa! I love your new blog! I’m so proud of you and excited to see all of your new adventures in life & fishing! Love you! 🙂

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