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Category: Month Four

Reflections at 4 Months Alcohol-Free

Four months ago, I attended my beloved niece’s wedding. Before attending, I had been challenging myself, once again, to moderate my drinking. All was going nicely at the…

Trauma, Facebook and a Key

***Traumas. Wounds. Mishaps. Poor decisions. More Traumas. Disassociations. Disconnections. Fear. Loathing. Anger. Sadness. Deep depression.*** My first 22 years felt like a revolving door of all of these emotions swirling…

Mindless Temptations

I’m waking up to my latest observation this morning. While I’m grateful living alcohol-free is coming quickly to me by Day 112, I’m…

How did I make sobriety stick?

I’m 106 Days into my alcohol-free life, and this question comes up a lot from those who manage to string a few sober days together but can…

Day 97: Sliver

I’m waking with just a sliver of awareness that this journey I’m on extends far beyond living an alcohol-free life. Because the effort surrounding losing…

Write as you go…

This is the message I received from Hip Sobriety this morning. “Write more about it…” referring to capturing the sober journey as you go. Holly Whitaker, the…