Davis Made

A self-improvement and healing blog ~ with a sprinkle of handmade items

One Battle at a Time

In quiet moments, I reflect on how different life feels; how different I feel. I am not going to provide the history of the past 4 years – you may certainly check out prior posts for those details – but just since September 2022 I’ve moved past:

  1. the need for anti-anxiety medication;
  2. my marijuana habit;
  3. heartbreak and wondering where my new place was;
  4. binge eating my feelings.

…and I’ve moved into:

  1. peace and calm. It has been a few weeks since I’ve felt any anxiety. Anxiety was a daily feeling for me that kept me up at night or made it difficult to keep plans because I was too hyped and overdone;
  2. mental clarity. I must have been living my life fuzzy-headed for a long time because my brain has been working in ways that feel brand new and pleasantly refreshing;
  3. healthier eating – abstaining from smoking took away my desire to binge and has shown me what my real appetite is like;
  4. confidence, satisfaction, acceptance – and love. A healthy, new relationship that came out of nowhere.

It’s like the pieces that were scattered all over the place have been coming together, one or two at a time. Looking at the entire puzzle was overwhelming; I didn’t know where to start the project. Being in a near-constant state of emotional crisis for much of my adulthood was absolutely exhausting. However, here I am at 39, looking back at the steaming wreckage with gratitude. It’s over. I made it. I learned. One stubborn step at a time, one foot over the other over every pile of obstacles for years. Hoarding my [sometimes crazy] thoughts to myself and scratching them out on paper to get them out. If I’m anything, I am resilient.

I had a very strong feeling that 2023 would be an amazing year. I can’t call it a comeback ~ it’s an arrival.

2 responses to “One Battle at a Time”

  1. Mina M Zaffarano Avatar
    Mina M Zaffarano

    I am so happy for you. Great writing, and great job of expressing your feelings.


    1. Stacey L. Davis Avatar
      Stacey L. Davis

      Thank you, Mina ❤ It's been a heck of a journey and I'm looking forward to wherever it goes!


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I am a lover of self-improvement and creativity. This blog represents my healing journey and I created it with the hope that it will create connections and help you (and me!) feel less alone.


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