A Do-Over Of Sorts



In last week’s post, All the World Wide Web’s A Stage, I came to the end of the story of my life so far. I’m sure that there are still adventures ahead.

I received a message from someone on LinkedIn this morning. She is another therapist. We are not “linked in,” and I do not know who she is. She chastised me (after reading which post?) for bragging about my drug abuse online because addiction affects many people. She started it out with “how could you?” I was a little bit taken aback, and I can only hope and pray that most people understand I would never brag about something that destroyed my family…I mean literally destroyed my family. It took the lives of my brother and my father in the form of suicide. It almost took my life as well. Brag? I have thought of it more as a warning to others.

So, with that little tidbit out of the way, I am going to begin posting my memoir over again from the beginning. I will re-read each post and attempt to tighten up the writing. I hope writing this blog for a year has strengthened it, so I will attempt to improve the posts I have written. I am also going to be posting some articles about emotional health, mindfulness, and how to use radical acceptance to get through crises. I hope to have some guest posts as well.

For those of you who are following this blog via email or RSS feed, if you would like to opt-out, now would be the time, for sure. I will miss you! You are very welcome to continue on with me.

I hope those of you who have been on this journey with me understand why I have written this story of my life. It is an example of how people get themselves into trouble and how, with perseverance, hope, and patience, they can still live the life of their dreams, no matter how old they are when they begin.

Finally, I am testing a new app called “My Book Table” so you will see a new link on the top navigation bar. I will be posting books I have read and love, and there will be links for you to buy straight from my site if you wish. At this beta testing stage, I am not an affiliate.

Thank you so much for stopping by. It would mean the world to me if you would leave a comment and tell me who you are, and your over-all impressions of this work. Thanks!

It’s Never Too Late Too Become What You Might Have Been.

8 comments on “A Do-Over Of Sorts

  1. Don’t let her get to you. Those that have read from the beginning understand your heart. We all are on different paths. I understand your desire to tell all; good and bad. Otherwise, how can true healing come? God Bless and keep writing

  2. Well now, that is just weird…how in the world did she come up with that? I feel sorry for her because we know the power in helping people is in our own transparencies…it opens the door to them opening and feeling safe too!! Funny how we get lots of praise but that one negative comment sticks in our craw every time!! Love you!!

  3. Thanks Dix. It took me back for a minute but I left her a nice note and went on with my day. ;o).

  4. Renee A Davis on said:

    She is totally clueless…!! Sharing your memoir has been so inspiring. Thank & keep sharing. God Bless you Linda…;o)

  5. Misti Perkins on said:


    I am a high school friend of your daughters. I have read every post from this blog and have never once thought that you were “bragging” about your past. I appreciate your transparency. I know that your story has helped many people.

    • linda.h on said:

      Thank you so much, Misty! Yeah..that was quite a shocker to me. If I sounded like that, I would want to know, for sure. ;o).

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