There’s always been a part of me that wants to figure myself out – that thinks some amount of introspection will allow me some peace. I don’t cling to that as tightly as I once did, but I see now, in sobriety, the value in considering my own actions and motivations more than ever. Sometimes…

I am.

consciousness: the state of being conscious; fully alert, aware, oriented, and responsive to the environment.



(learning mindfulness)

Reality Check.

: an occasion on which one is reminded of the state of things in the real world.


:the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.