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The Old Woman In The Mirror Looking Back...

Published on 5/12/2017
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Years ago I used to suffer from low self esteem brought on by some bad choices I made in my younger years. I'm from Milwaukee which is predominately German. They have an old saying, "We get too soon old & too late smart!" I'm not one to blame others for my mistakes. I take full responsibility for all of them because these were decisions that I made for myself by myself.  I didn't look in the mirror for a very long time...

 I got married too young, had four kids too young. As a result I only had a 10th grade education. I was both badly physically & verbally abused as a result of the relationship I chose to be in. I felt trapped & started drinking because I hated the way I was living but I lacked the courage to change. I didn't drink at home, only when we went out. I enjoyed my kids & did the very best I could raising them.

 When they started school I took up reading, got a record from the library that taught me how to touch type. I started working & preparing myself so I could eventually become independent. After my kids grew up & were on their own, with the help of a few of my friends I gathered the courage to leave this abusive relationship. I was finally on my own, but still drinking which lead to another abusive relationship, this time only verbally. The difference is physical abuse heals, verbal never does. We moved to Florida because there was no work in Milwaukee. I'd finally had enough & decided to quit drinking. That broke it up.

 By the Grace of God & AA I now have over 26 years of sobriety. My sobriety led me on a journey of some accomplishments that I'm quite proud of.

  • I became a self taught award winning parade clown as a solo act.

  • I've became a published writer with my work in The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institute & The National Naval Museum at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

  • I'm a Senior Networker & have just recently started blogging. I have started writing a book that I plan to have finished by the Holidays.

  • Having acquired 26 years of knowledge in AA from some of the best authors I've ever read I feel I'm an expert on the subject of recovery since I was able to apply that knowledge successfully...

I would like nothing better than to share my experience, strength & hope with anyone suffering from an addiction, physical or verbal abuse... There's a much better way to live... No one deserves to live that way... Get help!!! People generally like to help, the difficult part for us is in the asking... Remember, when help is received that opens the opportunity to give back by helping another who's asking...

Today I can look in the mirror & I like who I see... 

Signing off 'til next time this is,

Linda Michel White,

Senior Networker & Blogger from

"My Sunshine State of Mind"






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