1. When you say that you're not a real alcoholic 2. When you're just making small talk 3. Having the "Higher Power" talk 4. When you want to stop after step 3 5. When you cross talk at meetings 6. When the coffee is … [Read more...] about Yoda would be an epic AA sponsor. Here’s 14 quotes to prove it.
This posts tell the story of how I got sober and began recovery from my alcohol addiction. It wasn't pretty and too much of this was just me alone fighting for my recovery. It's a story of days, weeks, months, and hopefully years of going sober for life. Click here to read the posts from the beginning - starting with Day ZERO.
Honesty is the most basic rule for praying. So here's my prayer for today, not-too-religious but authentic to how I'm feeling today. God, grant me the serenity 🙏 to accept the 💩 I cannot change, Courage to change the 💩 I can, And wisdom … [Read more...] about The serenity prayer told with emoji shit 💩
It was like a Jedi mind trick. After the step 5 confession, my sponsor began to turn all of the character defects I admitted on their head. He listed examples of how I've done the opposite of each since I've been in recovery. It was an … [Read more...] about 66 Days Sober: Learning the opposite of character defects
You know that never works right? Nobody gets sober on their own. That's what the incomparable Sarah Fader told me on Skype. That was one month ago and I think she might have saved my recovery with that little piece of truth telling. Not to … [Read more...] about Do I need a sponsor to get sober?
I have 9 kids. That's something I haven't talked about for two reasons: I didn't want to bring them shame on the Internet I don't want to admit how bad I f**cked up my family. You're probably thinking, "That's a lot of kids." So, … [Read more...] about How can I explain my addiciton and recovery to my kids?
I'm glad to report things are quiet. Today marks 63 days on my recovery journey. That's 9 weeks without alcohol. As each milestone has come, they are a less surprising but just as precious. I honestly didn't imagine this far out when … [Read more...] about 9 Weeks Sober (63 Days) Starting to Believe the AA Promises