My fresh new hair, barbershop chair. I've never smiled for less. Digress. * Forty days past, this look could last. Time to sweep up this mess. Hell yes. I wrote this poem to celebrate my 40th day of sobriety. It was … [Read more...] about “40 Days Past” my poem about going sober
It was a no brainier. I flew back to the USA in January with 3 simple goals. visit my kids fix my bank overdraft find a treatment program Eleven days later I was drunk on an airplane to Haiti. Again. Now that I'm sober, I'd … [Read more...] about Six stupid excuses for refusing rehab (and the real reason you already know)
Today was kinda blah. I didn't feel like I was making much progress. Just doing mundane things. Jogging. Chatting on Twitter. Napping. Teasing the kids. Watching a film. I kept hearing this advice in my head: Recovery is more than … [Read more...] about Everyday sober is a victory, especially the blahs
I'm done. I used to get pissed, now I'm just pissed off. Alcohol made me a powerless slave. I'm angry that I was a willing subject. It was brainwashing, but I liked it. So I'm making this list for my own reality check. Maybe it can … [Read more...] about My “never again” list… since I’ve quit drinking
This blog started as my alcohol recovery journal. Now that I'm past 30 days, I'm wondering what are the most important dates in overcoming alcoholism. The obvious answer is every single day matters. That's why we talk about living one … [Read more...] about What are the important sobriety milestones?
Five weeks into my self-directed recovery, it's time to reach out for help. I'm very open to traditional sobriety pathways. Just this week I talked with a potential sponsor and started looking at the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. … [Read more...] about AA Step 2: I’m a spiritual burnout and my higher power an’t saying much