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Did I ever tell you about the sober date that completely changed my path? No? Keep reading...it’s not what you think.
I was about a year into my alcohol-free journey when it happened: I was out to dinner with a guy I was really feeling when he said, "So, I found your blog."
What did he mean he'd "FOUND MY BLOG"??? You mean the little online slice of my soul I'd been hiding for God knows how long? You mean the digital space I'd hoped only strangers would see? THAT BLOG?
Yep, he meant that blog. A quick review of my analytics revealed that he had indeed read every last page.
While I thought I might die then-and-there from a vulnerability hangover, his smirk revealed something: he was into it. His reaction was my permission to be unapologetically proud of all of the work I had done.
So, while this romantic partnership was short-lived in the end, I view it as a tremendous gift. Because, after that moment, I no longer felt any reason to hide in plain sight.
It was that very moment that I made the decision to show up and be seen, to share my journey and the lessons I was learning in hopes that my words would find their way to someone who needed to hear them. And I know they have.
So, if it's not obvious, I'm Amanda. I hang out here, but I also have a blog. I share my authentic truth and talk about things like dating, being alcohol-free, life, wellness & personal growth. Hit the follow button to join along and click the link on my bio to check out the ol' blog.
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