One of the best things about being sober today, all the extra things I get to do with loved ones. This year is my 4th year sobriety and I am grateful that I am able to spend so much time with my 10 year old boy (Alex).
Lol, sometimes I feel like that stereotype everyone sees. The girl who gets her shit together and says stuff like, “My kids are my world!” I used to always make fun of that girl. But I am totally that girl (in guy form). Haha
Alex and I got to travel all across the US this summer. We were able to tour Washington DC, New York and then the Midwest. The Midwest I lump together because, well, you ought to lump it together. It is all the same stuff for miles and miles. For example I seen the best thing in Wyoming, The Lincoln memorial rest stop!
I live in Reno, and Reno does totally suck. But one of the best things about Reno is everything around it. All the camping I get to do with Alex here! I recently bought a couple bikes and I have kept them on the back of my car for the last 3 weeks. Everywhere I go I bring them. Besides just camp ground biking, my son and I were able to bike the city’s San Francisco and Reno.
One of the fun things is consistently yelling at him to keep going. I get flashbacks to my military side, and with that I get to push my boy harder. For example, we biked 18 miles in San Francisco together, and he is only 10 years old.
I know, some people would say that this is too much. Now that his dad has checked back into life and decided to become accountable. For better or worse, this is how I parent. If you ask me my Son has it better than almost anyone his age.
I’m about to go camping this weekend in Yosemite. Catch ya later, B.