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Good Morning, Blackout:  On Writing Against the Recovery Narrative

“Today I must be very careful. Today I have left my armour at home.” — Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

“Overthinkers are the most exhausting alcoholics.” — Sarah Hepola, … 1,265 more words

The Sun, the Moon, the Truth

“I’m going to leave. Then I’ll never hurt you or the kids again.”

I stare, defeated, across a tossed kitchen. Appliances are pulled out from their places.   66 more words


Alcohol by Blair Gaulton

Too much alcohol is an eroding bridge; 
with no solid foundation.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)June 2015


Sobriety Diary - Day 0 - Realisation


“Guilt is a wasted emotion Miss Riddles” my very good fried once said to me.

I took it on board.

It is.

So why do I still crucify myself with guilt? 243 more words

Sobriety Diary

Sneaky Blahs.

After I had my nice, relaxing, at-one-with-the-world-around-me morning post, a big ol’ cloud suddenly descended upon me, and I can’t seem to get clear of it. 256 more words


Sobriety Diary - Day 0

So Friday night was the night I had a glass of wine. Saturday night I had a bottle as I believed it would make me more able to do the housework etc. 624 more words

Sobriety Diary

Contemplation of the Previous Week.

I mentioned last Friday that I was going camping.  I have always loved the outdoors and especially the mountains.  It always reminds me of when I graduated from kindergarten class and we were each required to say something about what we wanted to be when we grew up. 1,013 more words