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
Archives for March 2017
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 35 Days Sober: What are the important sobriety milestones?
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 34 Days Sober: 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 33 Days Sober: 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 32 Days Sober: About the time I had a meth mule girlfriend
We're all familiar with the negative effects of alcohol and the nasty symptoms of withdrawal. Today I want to talk about the positive benefits of recovery. Enjoy and leave a comment to add your own! 25 Positive Side Effects of Long-Term … [Read more...] about 25 positive side effects of long-term sobriety