And then I had to lay on my back and look at the ceiling and say, “I need to stop doing this to myself. I’m not having any fun anymore.” Literally. I’m not embellishing here. The title to this post is not – as our new President likes to say – hyperbole. I think anyoneContinue reading “I Had To Crawl Toward Sobriety.”
It’s not. It never was. Or maybe it always has been because imperfection IS perfect. Regardless. We alcoholics missed out on a lot of the drama because we were too busy creating our own by getting drunk. Life, people, complications at work, our feelings – they come in at us like a tsunami during sobrietyContinue reading “Where Does This Notion Come From That Once We Get Sober Everything Is Going To Be Right In The World?”
Thinking you’re funny when you’re not. Stay sober. You can’t embarrass yourself that way.
I just brought Starla home from the Vet earlier and the poor girl is unable to walk a straight line. She’s tipping over and falling into things. Bless her little sweet self! I hope this clears up soon. I bought a little fake Christmas tree this year, but have had to remove all of theContinue reading “My Kitty Is Acting Drunk!”
Those two qualities are innate within every human being. Those two qualities are what separate us from animals. Why some of us feel or think or believe that self-control and will power are elusive or are outside our capacity to utilize them, whenever we want to, is beyond me. It took me 23 years toContinue reading “Self-Control + Will Power = A Recipe For Success. (When you use them.)”
(Sure you are – to other drunk people.) That’s what a woman on a social network site wrote. So I wrote, “Are you sure you’re funnier or do you just feel funnier because you’re drunk?” And then I asked, “Why do you think it’s so important to present to the world an inauthentic version ofContinue reading ““But I’m Funnier When I’m Drunk.””
The following is an excerpt from my book Saturation A Memoir. You can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B0067BBNKM ~~~~~~~ Today, I consider my decisions and departure during that time emotionally and psychologically violent. I was merciless and utterly selfish in my intoxication. I spared no one. Both of my sons settled into their livesContinue reading “For The Most Part… Con’t From Chapter 4”
The following is an excerpt from chapter 4 in my memoir, Saturation. Something else was going on with me as well, something I didn’t share with anyone – not even myself in a one-on-one, self-talk sort of way. Until my relationship with Dick, I’d managed fairly well as a high functioning alcoholic. When I movedContinue reading “Grouchy”