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It has been a little over 3 months since I last posted. One reason for the hiatus is that life got busy! Another reason is that in September, I drank alcohol. 610 more words


I Am the Defeated.

As I’m approaching ten years of sobriety I find myself thinking about all the cautionary tales I’ve been told. Go sit in the rooms and there aren’t too many people who have my length of sobriety. 667 more words


Before and happily ever after

Oh hi, here’s me!

There’s this non-profit I like, Big Vision NYC, and they’re doing great stuff in the substance abuse space. They asked me to share a bit of my own story, and a “before and after picture”, for their social media pages. 706 more words

December Blips

This month has been much more difficult than I expected.

I’m trying really hard to not be depressed during this holiday season.  I miss my mom and wish she was here.  503 more words

introduction to an empty room

I’m a bit new to this whole thing. Blogging, that is.
I’ve been an avid journal keeper for years, and I’m not a stranger to publishing personal musings in the form of free verse poetry online, but blogging feels different. 943 more words


Light in the Darkness

Partying and the Holidays!

They seem to go hand in hand, at least if you watch TV commercials, or go on Social Media. Sometimes it feels like you are not doing the Holidays right unless you are drinking and drugging! 259 more words


On Two Weeks and #Dabbadabbadoo


I’m fifteen days and 9 hours in.

  • Mood swings: I’ve had ’em. Sorry, wife.
  • Sugar binge: did it. Three times.*
  • Exercised: five days a week.
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