Jan 12 | Is it Groupon … or is it The Universe??

“This is Your Year!” – seemingly every single Groupon email subject line lately


For some reason Groupon keeps sending me emails with the subject line, “This Is Your Year!”


I can’t help but think it’s not actually Groupon, it’s really The Universe, trying to tell me one of two things: (1) might want to look at that spending, or (2) 2019 is going to be a good year.

I hope it’s the latter: I could use a good year.

2017? Not a good year. 

After months of inner turmoil and personal counseling, in January 2017 I left my husband of 10 years, with the intention of taking a break and clearing my head.

Thank God I didn’t know what was in store:

  • Disastrous marriage counseling
  • Divorce proceedings
  • A new smoking addiction
  • A reckless throwing of myself into a relationship with a coworker (Ladies, don’t do it).

2018? Even worse.

In the first several months, I moved into a crappy apartment, got my heart broken by that coworker (Ladies, don’t do it), and had a falling out with my best friend and major source of support.

But the very worst thing of all? In March, I lost my precious 15 years of abstinence from compulsive eating.

Thank God I didn’t know what was in store:

  • Ten months of horrific bingeing
  • Leaving my beloved CEA-HOW sponsor
  • An unsuccessful stint in OA
  • Two unsuccessful stints of Whole30
  • About 30 sessions of colon hydrotherapy (at $95 each)
  • An unsuccessful return to CEA-HOW
  • 20 gained pounds

But then seven days ago, January 5, 2019, thanks to legendary singer Judy Collins, I found GreySheeters Anonymous (GSA).

2019? Could be really good.

It’s only Day 7 of my GSA abstinence – and it’s been a rough week of withdrawals – but already I feel better than I have in years.

More importantly, I feel hopeful.

Maybe Groupon (oh, I mean The Universe) is right. Maybe 2019 is going to be my year.

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