Addiction, Family, Spirituality

Another Year Gone

Dear Danielle, I thought that as the years went by, it would get easier. I mistakenly thought that today would just be another day. When Tyler asked me yesterday how I was doing, knowing your birthday was today, I shrugged, said I felt fine. Today would have been your 37th birthday. This afternoon, like every… Continue reading Another Year Gone

Family, Relationships, Spirituality

When Danielle Shows Up

I’m not a very spiritual person. Sometimes I say this matter-of-factly, other times I say this out of exasperation, other times I say it wistfully. It’s not that I don’t believe in a higher power, because I think I do. I know that I don’t buy all of the religious stuff, and not because I’m… Continue reading When Danielle Shows Up

Three Little Girls
Addiction, Anxiety, Family, Relationships

Meet Danielle

Danielle is colorful. She's vibrant. She's energetic, and she's loud AF. You hear her long before you see her - or at least you used to. Colorful. Vibrant. Energetic. And loud AF. 📷: @recovering_addict_db Danielle is my only cousin on my dad's side, daughter of my dad's sister. Part Puerto Rican, half black, and a… Continue reading Meet Danielle