Walking your own path – 15

After 15 days of being sober, I can still remember day 1, very clearly. That is a good thing. I had a tough week last week and this week isn’t looking much better, from a stress perspective. But at least I’m facing it clear headed and hangover free. I went out to a friend’s surpriseContinue reading “Walking your own path – 15”

Doing you what you can.

Today, there are many things I can’t do. For instance, I can’t fix my relationship with my mother. I can’t pay off all my bills today. I can’t seem to get motivated to do all the things that “must” be done around my house/yard. But there is one thing I can do. I get toContinue reading “Doing you what you can.”

Sobriety: Talking yourself out of it.

All the people I have met that are or want to be sober talk about “the other” in their life. Some borrow the name “Wine Witch” from a popular “Quit Lit” book. Some call her by other names. I have heard her called “Booze Bitch,” “Champaign Cunt,” and even “Zelda.” I call mine ALA. TheContinue reading “Sobriety: Talking yourself out of it.”

Sobriety and finding a friend for the end of the world.

Well, not exactly the end of the word… But definitely the end of who you used to be. As a chronic drinker, occasional binge drinker, or every-day morning-to-night drinker, the alcohol becomes a part of you. It is how your friends and family see you. It is how you see yourself. Sometimes, it becomes aContinue reading “Sobriety and finding a friend for the end of the world.”

Day 14 – Sobriety: Why Choose to be (stay) sober?

In the last year, I couldn’t make it one week without drinking. I would say “okay, one week (or two, or 5 days, or name your time frame) – no booze. If I can’t do that, then I must have a problem…” I can’t be the only person that has said this – made “deals”Continue reading “Day 14 – Sobriety: Why Choose to be (stay) sober?”