It's been 21 days sober . The picture above is the from the running track where I'm spending my mornings in Haiti. It feels a little like a 3rd world rehab program, except I'm the only person who can speak English and I'm doing all my … [Read more...] about 21 Days Sober: The momentum of 3 weeks sobriety
You never change. You always promise to stop drinking. I can't believe your promises anymore. That's what a friend told me last month. I had just ruined her valentine's day, said some really terrible things, then woke up the next day full … [Read more...] about 20 Days Sober: Starting to feel confidence in my recovery
Today should have been a celebration, but it turned somewhat sour for me. Some relationship stress set me off this morning. I'm finding I have a very short fuse in recovery this week. The problem was it kept escalating until I was … [Read more...] about 19 Days Sober: Feeling angry at drunk people
It feels like a time machine, only I can't do anything to change the past. I found these notes on my Google Drive from March 2015, two years before I finally began my recovery. I remember the day when I started this list. I was sitting … [Read more...] about How my alcoholism progressed (notes from before the recovery blog)
I'm trying to find the balance between being positive and putting a jinx on my recovery. I'm ready to celebrate this new life of freedom. I'm writing this post on day 14 sober again, that's just 2 weeks without drinking. Sure it is a … [Read more...] about How I finally quit drinking. Why this time is different.
I've been looking for some answers tonight because my alcohol detox didn't have all the nasty side effects I've heard about. Full blown alcohol withdrawal syndrome can be a life threatening event. If you are going sober for the first … [Read more...] about Why are my alcohol withdrawal symptoms so mild?