My Most Recent Conclusion

Is this: the reason why people (like me) hold onto things that aren’t good for them is because they’ve developed an emotional attachment to them. Ohhhhh – the luxury of being human. I am facing an emotional attachment right now that I’m finding extremely irksome. It has my permission to dissolve into nothing and disappearContinue reading “My Most Recent Conclusion”

Sick Dick

Continued from chapter 3 of my memoir: Saturation https://www.amazon.com/Saturation-Memoir-Jennifer-Place/dp/1461018129 It took just over two short months before I became aware of how unhealthy his attachment to me had grown. And I allowed it. I participated. He gave me what I wanted – alcohol. We became like two sick spiders intertwined in a foul emotional web.Continue reading “Sick Dick”

Preposterous!

(Preposterous! Isn’t that a great word?) Saturation continues here … It served Dick to overlook my relationship with alcohol, whatever he thought it might be, because he realized he couldn’t compete with it. Alcohol was the wrapping on the package that was ME. I made this very clear from the beginning of our relationship when,Continue reading “Preposterous!”

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

Was marrying a man named Dick. Not because his name was Dick, because it wasn’t – he just was one. He was an epic Dick. Within the first three months of our marriage (not really, but legally) he’d had me arrested twice! Now, in my defense – I’d never spent a sober day around thisContinue reading “The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made”

The Approaching Storm

The following is an excerpt from my book, Saturation. When I was 27, I learned that alcohol could be used for specific purposes – to calm down and to disengage from reality. I began to use it as a tool, but I took ownership of it slowly. Like many healthy young adults, I chipped awayContinue reading “The Approaching Storm”

Chapter 2 – Con’t

Saturation, A Memoir is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Saturation-Memoir-Jennifer-Place/dp/1461018129 I still knew quite a few people around Tulsa. All of my old classmates were still in high school. This time, they were seniors. And while they were in class or sleeping under their parent’s roofs, I was working, going to college and living in myContinue reading “Chapter 2 – Con’t”

Epic Fight

Chapter 2 – A Wee Brief History Of Me ~ pt 3. Continued from 7 September 2020 The following is an excerpt from my memoir, Saturation. Sauce and I went to see Mom during summer or winter vacations and each time we got back to Colorado, the tension between me and Peggy escalated. We foughtContinue reading “Epic Fight”

Busted – Again pt 4

Continued from 4 Aug 2020 The following is an excerpt from my memoir Saturation. “You need to hang up your phone now.” One of the cops said. “I’m talking to my dad.” I explained. “I know you are. I can hear you. But I’m not supposed to let you use your phone. You can callContinue reading “Busted – Again pt 4”

Busted – Again pt 3

Continued from 3 August 2020 The following is an excerpt from my book Saturation. I studied my handcuffs as we drove away. They were heavy and cumbersome, which made dialing and holding my cell phone awkward. Calling Dad was no easy feat, but I managed. “Hello?” He answered on the first ring. “Hey, Dad! I’mContinue reading “Busted – Again pt 3”

The Most Important Relationship

Is the one I have with myself. Do I respect myself? Am I proud of what I do? Am I confident about what I say? Do my goals challenge me? Do I care for my health (in every sense)? Do I eat well? Do I let my-self enjoy the small things like the occasional pieceContinue reading “The Most Important Relationship”

Something Isn’t Right

Here I am, a Recovery Coach and I’m unable to coach myself. Is this normal? My boyfriend, for all intents and purposes, is a groovy guy. He’s smart, he’s witty, he’s funny, he’s employed, he’s sober, he’s in love with me, he tries to remember to put the seat down, my kittens like him, andContinue reading “Something Isn’t Right”