Too many women are at risk

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With all the news about Gabby Petito, I feel the need to chime in and share my experience. This article has been the most gut-wrenching one I’ve written because I don’t think we are doing enough for young women. I am crushed about what’s happened to Gabby Petito. I think…


A dream come true for some. For me, I was relieved it was only nine months!

Excuse me for being so frank, but this is not what I expected! Here are some quick reasons why pregnancy was just not my best experience.

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What’s that smell? For the first two months I showered 2 to 3 times a day because I felt like I smelled bad. You…


How my fears show up today in sobriety

I recently wrote an article on how I thought I was fearless as a young adult. I started reflecting on this topic more due to a series of recent events. …


How a life of pain can transform into a life of beauty.

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Whether you were a stranger or a close friend, you would never know how I felt. You would never know that I spent hours each day contemplating my life’s meaning and wishing it would end at any given moment. You would never see the sadness in my eyes, tears falling…


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Every time I’ve been in therapy the idea that I’m a bad person always comes up. I think I feel this way because my mom always yelled at me to be like any of my other siblings (including the older brother who was sneaking out of the window in the…


Catching up with an old friend made me realize how much I’ve grown

The last six months have seen a lot of turmoil in my personal life. At 18 months sober, I was living the life I had always dreamed of. I became pregnant and was living with my best friend, surrounded by her loving family and not having any baby-daddy drama. I…


I thought I was so fearless, but in reality I was just delusional

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My Fearless Past

When I was younger, I thought I was fearless. Although I knew I had many fears, I’d usually ignore them and do whatever I wanted anyway. This got me through a lot of good and bad. Being able to ignore the bad helped me block out childhood…


Earlier this month, I reached 18 months sober. I have never been sober this long since I started drinking 16 years ago. I never considered myself an alcoholic, although I’d often deal with repercussions the next day, whether I was too handsy with someone, offended someone, too loud, throwing up…


I once heard in Alcoholics Anonymous that one years’ recovery growth is equal to ten years of addiction. This really stuck with me the longer I stayed sober because I spent so much time reading books and articles on how to fix my million problems. …


I lived 33 years before realizing I had anxiety. My natural state was my inner dialog’s constant nagging. When I was worried about something, my entire body would be so overwhelmed that I’d have a stomachache, headache, and full-body shakes. Thoughts were uncontrollable, and I would try to find a…

Anon Jane

Just a girl who was fighting to survive, gave up, and is now thriving. Survived long-term suicidal ideation. Alcoholic living in recovery.

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