Persistent squirrel!

Don’t give up!  That’s the best advice I can give to myself or to anyone else who’s trying to accomplish anything, especially something as difficult as escaping from active addiction.  If you slip and fall, get back up and keep going!!!  It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as a relapse, it can just be a triumph over the every-day struggles of life.  A lot of the time, things aren’t as exciting, stimulating, or enchanting as we’d like them to be.  It’s important to remember that just being alive and making it through another day is a blessing in itself.  

We all need to take a minute and appreciate what we truly have, and be thankful for it.  I’m thankful that there are so many cute pictures of squirrels out there for me find, and to share with my fellow squirrelers!  To drive my point home, here’s my squirrel of the day:

Squirrel on a branch

I’m the cutest little squirrel on this entire branch!! =)

Keep on trying!

I just wanted to quickly say thank you to everyone who has told me that it’s ok not to be perfect, and the important thing is to not give up and to keep trying.  I especially appreciate those who I am closest to who have always loved me, and haven’t given up on me.  I promise I won’t give up on myself.

Secret squirrels...

Hard-working squirrels in training!


The holidays are taking their toll on this squirrel!!!  I haven’t been able to get out of my nest and to a computer terminal because of the weather, so I’ve missed posting a few days.

Mother squirrel in her leaf nest.

Squirrel mom with her squirrel baby – how sweet!


I’m planning something for my 90 days spectacular – some kind of retrospective about what it means / feels like, etc.  To be honest, I’m a little bit disappointed that I didn’t get more done in Phase III.  I should focus on the positive part – I haven’t been using nuts.  But it just feels like Phase I and II were more significant, introspective, etc.

Maybe I just need to keep it fresh and get some more help.  All I know is I’m gonna keep hanging in there.