Maylee Willson remembers the day she woke up in a bed at a detox center in Abilene, TX. It was February 28, 2018. She asked herself how did she get there? It became the start of a very honest conversation with herself that she never had before. In the first episode of a two-part series, Maylee talks with Prickly and Blooming host Jessie Browning about the origins of her alcoholism and how it started to affect her family with a young child. Episode Timeline: [00:03] Intro [03:44] The moment that changed Maylee Willson [05 30] What got here there? [09:02] The progression from her first drink [14:53] Hangxiety [17:10] Drinking starts affecting her life [23:51] An intervention [26:20] Moving back to Abilene [29:55] Going through recovery during pregnancy [36:01] Back to work [39:34] Mommy wine culture [42:41] Feeling empty Resources Mentioned: Alcoholics Anonymous Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis Hangxiety Standout Quotes: "There's this cycle that I was in and that I know that has happened to lots of other alcoholics is that you drink to ease this anxiety, but then the anxiety comes from the alcohol, so you're just constantly trying to find relief from something." -Maylee Willson [16:19] "Looking back on it, it's like I know that the action that I'm taking that is giving me this result, but I just couldn't realize you have to take that action out of your life." -Maylee Willson [21:06] "The number one reason that I want to do this and have this conversation with you is I just cannot live with myself knowing that there are other women out there who are going through what I had been through. I cannot let them do that without saying there is a way out of this. Whether you want to do it or not, there's hope and there are options." -Maylee Willson [42:01] Connect: Connect with Lajoie Society: Lajoie Society is Prickly & Blooming; please rate, review, and subscribe. Lajoie Society on Instagram Lajoie Society on Facebook Lajoie Society on Twitter Lajoie Society Website Learn more about Maylee Willson: LillyCakes Quilting on Facebook
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