Hello, Readers! I know it's been long-time-no-see since I just started my first semester of college about a month ago. It has been going well so far, and I am enjoying everything that I am studying in my classes. I cannot believe that this week marks being 1/3 of the way through my semester. While being back in school and finally building the bridges to my future has been wonderful, I have realized that being a working college student who is in recovery requires a lot of careful planning, organization, time management, and -most importantly- self-care.
Welcome to My (Or Should I Say Our) World
My weekly schedule consists of:
How I Manage it
The list of priorities in a college students life should be #1 health (physical, mental, and social), #2 school, and #3 money/work. Recovery comes first. If you feel that something about the other parts of your life is jeopardizing your recovery in any way (e.g. not giving you time to go to meetings or counseling, hindering you from getting the hours of sleep that you need each night, causing unnecessary stress, etc.), regroup and possibly eliminate or modify what is causing you problem.
Bria Riley is a published author, recovering codependent and adult child of an alcoholic, who is active in several recovery programs. She knows the turmoil and heartbreak of growing up in an addiction-stricken family and wants to help others who have also been affected by addiction through her writing.