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Here Goes Day 1 Again

How many times am I going to have to do this? Actually you know what? I don’t care how many times it takes to get and stay sober. 942 more words


Beginnings and Ends: The Closest I've Felt to Zen

Hi, my name is Em*, and I’m not sure if I’m an alcoholic, but I’ve been scared repeatedly by my lack of self-restraint when it comes to alcohol, and my feelings of neediness when it comes to drinking, so much so that I’m here wondering if I’m an alcoholic, scared shitless of what that might mean for me, but willing to do the work to find out anyway. 957 more words


The Purity Of A Mother's Love

April 27th 2015,

I became apart of a life that allowed me a whole new existence. Becoming a mother at the age of 22 has given me a completely new perspective of self. 1,193 more words


31 Sobriety Anniversaries of Gratitude

Today is my 31st anniversary of being sober.  Once again I am in Peru for the anniversary, just come down from the high altitude rural Andes where I have been doing field work for the past few weeks.   277 more words

Anxiety Creeping Up.

I am really looking forward to my vacation next week. Like, really. I’m not doing any incredible international travel or anything. I’m just going home to St. 555 more words


Down in the Dumps

I don’t usually dwell publicly on negative feelings or events. Instead I tend to bottle it up and drink my way through it. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks and now I’m going to allow myself to moan about it. 42 more words

Day 1 again

Blech. Allow me to shake off how annoyed that post title makes me. I really didn’t want that to be me. But here I am. As my mother would often say, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Let’s all have a pretty beach picture to perk things up. 447 more words