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 68 Days Sober – Yoda would be an epic AA sponsor
56 Days Sober (8 Weeks) So why did I want to get drunk tonight?
8 weeks of sobriety, but today I was ripe for a relapse. It started with not shaving, since I've been sober the simple act of shaving has been the cornerstone of my morning routine. It was my first intentional daily habit when I quit … [Read more...] about 56 Days Sober (8 Weeks) So why did I want to get drunk tonight?
My First AA Meeting: 12 Things I Learned
It's not as bad as that photo, but waiting until day 50 before my first AA meeting wasn't smart. My excuse is solid, living in a Haitian ghetto etc, but I still wish I could have come here sooner. Everyone who kept saying, "Get to a … [Read more...] about My First AA Meeting: 12 Things I Learned
50 Days Sober but I’m doing it all wrong
What the f*ck. This is real. Today is the big silver anniversary - 50 days without alcohol. This feels like a miracle - like I've been born again. "Fifty days" is not a finish line but a fresh start. To be fair, I'm not doing this … [Read more...] about 50 Days Sober but I’m doing it all wrong
43 Days Sober – Addiction is a bully. Recovery is fighting back.
I hate bullies. Especially when they hurt me and my family. Today, I'm connecting the dots and calling out alcohol for being a bully in my life. Reading about bullying reminded me of life before sobriety. Some signs that may point to … [Read more...] about 43 Days Sober – Addiction is a bully. Recovery is fighting back.
36 Days Sober – My “never again” list… since I’ve quit drinking
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