This one was a struggle at first. If you read my post about step 2, then it shouldn't be a mystery. I'm not enthusiastic about trusting God or making my decisions stick. I'm not anti-religion, but it's been a long while since I've felt … [Read more...] about AA Step 3: Turning control over to God
Archives for March 2017
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 first 40 days sober. It was an … [Read more...] about 40 Days Sober – So I wrote this poem (don’t laugh)
I'm way over my head - especially since my head hasn't been working lately. These are some serious life questions hanging over me. Divorce? Try to make amends and save the marriage? Background: I'm separated from my wife and living … [Read more...] about 39 Days – How many days of sobriety before I can trust my brain again?
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 6 Stupid Excuses I Didn’t Try an Alcohol Rehab Center
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 37 Days Sober – Everyday 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 36 Days Sober – My “never again” list… since I’ve quit drinking