DEAR S.O.B., I hope you're having a good laugh. Working the 12 steps doesn't mean I'm going to take this shit. Especially from you. Don't think I don't know who you are? It's so obvious, I'm not sure you're still trying. I … [Read more...] about 46 Days Sober: A letter to the JERK who stole my PINK CLOUD (you’ll never guess who)
Let's be honest. I'm becoming a human Care Bear. I've escaped the Dungeon of Alcohol and I'm lost in the Forest of Feelings. My life is still a wreck but I feel invincible. Not sure where to live - no problem I have 3 good … [Read more...] about 45 Days Sober – If the PINK CLOUD is wrong, I don’t want to be right
I love this view, especially when I'm drunk. The very few times I flew sober, I was a hot mess. Every creak of the airplane and every hint of turbulence made my skin crawl. It was nothing short of panic. Enter alcohol ???? Flying … [Read more...] about 44 Days Sober – How to travel sober?
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.
Despite my cool laundry day selfie, it's been a rough week. After 6 weeks sober, I'm feeling mixed up. There are two story lines in my brain. First, I can't express enough gratitude for this miracle called recovery. There should be a … [Read more...] about 6 weeks sober: 42 days without drinking and learning to cope with life
My driver is half lit. This is the real video. It's 10:48 PM and we're speeding through the city. I'm putting on my seatbelt, that's a first since I moved to Haiti. We have seven people in the five-seat Toyota Rav4, one is … [Read more...] about 41 Days Sober: I’m still making stupid choices