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
Besides counting my days sober, I'm tracking another number.I've run 109 miles so far this year!That's me with my driver, bodyguard, and running buddy. Don't judge the visor, white guys can't handle the tropical sun.Since my … [Read more...] about Running for my recovery, can exercise keep me sober?
The quick answer: It depends on the person, but relief will come if you give it time. Two weeks to several months is normal.That's me proving sleep can happen and my sneaky girlfriend grabbing a selfie.Even with mild alcohol … [Read more...] about How long after I quit drinking before my sleep returns to normal?
She was the first person to recognize that I was an alcoholic.Her name was Jennifer and she started as one of my over-tipped waitress friends. But with her something was different, we had a connection that I didn't understand until … [Read more...] about About the time I had a meth mule girlfriend
I feel like a creeper just telling this story. But I want to be honesty, even when it's ugly.I was always a lonely drunk.Eating lunch alone was my routine. I'd leave work before noon and head to my favorite restaurant. I actually … [Read more...] about I was the drunk guy tipping $100 bills