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anyone still out there?

It’s been a while and there’s a reason. It’s been a rough couple of months actually.  I have avoided coming back on the blog because I didn’t want the pity – you know, the “I don’t deserve it” so don’t feel sorry for me – kind of thing. 500 more words

500 DAYS

That is 500 bottles of wine, give or take a few.  That is $5000.00, give or take $10.00 or $20.00 bucks.  That is something I never though I would see or be able to do. 1,046 more words

Alcoholism

Yet Another Message from the Universe...

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to join a private Facebook group comprised of people endeavoring to stay sober. It’s a great, supportive, funny, smart group of people who offer each other advice and support. 388 more words

Choosing Sobriety

Eight Months Sober: Blessings and Curses

The Blessings:

I’m a better mom.

My kids didn’t experience direct effects of my alcoholism because I did most of my heavier drinking after their bedtime. 1,367 more words

Addiction

Being Seen

When I was two months sober, I went to a meeting on a day of the week I don’t usually go because I wanted to get my 2-month chip. 462 more words

Addiction

Social Anxiety in Recovery, Part 3: Everything Old Is New Again

Soon after I quit drinking, I noticed a strange new development that I didn’t immediately connect with new sobriety. It is still ongoing, although I’m working through it. 1,530 more words

Addiction

From the beginning...

I first posted this on Soberistas in February, I left the site the following day and I haven’t felt up to writing the next part yet. 910 more words

Alcohol