Tag Your It – Favorite Five Meme

October 18, 2009 — 12 Comments

I was recently tagged by bottlecappie over at Diary Of A Quitter to participate in the Favorite Five meme.

Let me just say that I get nervous when I get tagged for things like this. I appreciate it, I really do, but I start to get nervous about who I’m going to tag. Do I even know 5 people? But I’ll give it a shot anyway.

The rules are simple:

  1. 1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words : family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like.
  2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

Ok…here we go:

  • Family – Hands down I pick the Mereggie post. This post, while not about my own family, is an example of just how much addiction effects the whole family. If you are familiar with the Mereggie site, you know that that the site was constructed in memorial of Reggie McDonald who passed away. The site is a true reminder that addiction happens to our loved ones, our friends, our brothers, our uncles and our sons.
  • Friend – for this I decided to actually link to one of my online friends. I chose The Discovering Alcoholic and I’ll tell you why. From almost the first day that I began blogging about my recovery TDA has been very supportive and very inspirational to me. He has encouraged me more than he is probably aware so as I’m closing in on my one year sobriety anniversary I want to take this chance to say…Thank you.
  • Yourself – I chose my About Me page for this. It is the first thing that I ever wrote and put out there for the world to see. It was a totally honest look at how I ended up in addiction recovery and how I intend to live my life from here on out.
  • Love – In my post Addiction Recovery: The Relationship Aftermath I spoke very honestly about how much my marriage had suffered due to my addiction. This post was written in May of last year and it touched on just how hard it was to pick up the pieces after entering into recovery. The thing that I tried to communicate in that post was that little by little my marriage was also recovering. I’m glad to say that my husband and I are back to a loving, trusting place that we haven’t been in years…that is love.
  • Anything – My favorite post has to be A Break In The Denial this post was written no to long ago and it’s about my brother finally realizing the severity of his addiction and coming forward to ask for help. It’s only been a little under a month but the changes that I’ve seen in him make me feel really hopeful that he can keep going strong in his recovery. For a long time there I was left to deal with this shell of the person that I loved but I’m glad to say that today I have my baby brother and friend back and it feels great.

So now onto the part that makes me nervous and uncomfortable…tagging other people:

  1. Athena – Mom VS Heroin
  2. Abbiegrrl – Cross Addicted
  3. Pat – Child Lost
  4. Texaco – The Last Chance Texaco (congratulations on your one year!)
  5. Anyone Who Would Like To Be Tagged – I figured I would leave the last spot for anyone who managed to squeak by without being tagged…you’re it.

12 responses to Tag Your It – Favorite Five Meme

  1. Wow, Erin, that was fast! And I apologize for making you nervous :), but you did an awesome job for sure.

  2. Also, I’m excited to read your links. And – congrats on your upcoming year of sobriety, that’s awesome.

  3. hey Texaco…if I had to do it so don’t you!

    bottlecappie – thank you

  4. I haven’t been tagged, but I kinda like that meme.

    Maybe I’ll tackle it later tonight.

  5. Excellent Jen – You’re it

  6. Erin – The more I read your blog, the more I fall in love with it. Your writing is very brave in its honesty, and I find something that I can relate to in nearly every post. Thanks for doing the meme – I’m on my way to check out mereggie.

  7. That is very nice of you to say.

  8. Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”
    – Mark Twain

    As a friend indeed, I’ll come back for seconds on your anniversary.


  9. You did a great job, Erin – Very creative and the links are wonderful and perfect; Um, thanks for tagging me, I think – I will do my best… LOL – Can I use Jen as one of my five??

  10. You go ahead and tag anyone you would like.

  11. Erin,
    You are so brave. Thank you for sharing yourself and your story. You have made a difference in my life, after reading your story I have gained the strength to open up to everyone in my life about my addiction. I don’t think I could have done it without you. Thanks a million.

  12. Thank you so much for that Shannon. That is a really great thing to tell someone else. You just gave me chills. I’m glad my story had a positive impact on yours.

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