When It Comes To Your Sobriety Do You Feel Understood?

Have you ever felt like you’ve wasted your time, energy and breath trying to explain something to someone who just cannot seem to GET IT? And you wonder something like “How is it possible that no matter what I say, she/he just cannot seem to grasp it? How am I explaining this wrong? What elseContinue reading “When It Comes To Your Sobriety Do You Feel Understood?”

WHERE DID THE ROAD TAKE YOU DURING 2020?

It has been one CRAZY year! During 2020, I started a new relationship in February, got sober in March, Had a seizure and spent three days in the hospital in April, broke up with my boyfriend in May, got back together with him in May, moved in June, started exercising in June, my youngest sonContinue reading “WHERE DID THE ROAD TAKE YOU DURING 2020?”

I’ll Take An Order Of ‘All The Benefits Without Doing Any Of The Work’. ðŸ˜

In sober circles this kind of logic is called Insanity. Some folks want the benefit of sobriety while being able to continue drinking. Odd, but true. I read that the holidays are particularly challenging for a lot of folks in sobriety. They don’t want to be seen as non-drinkers. Why? I do not know. What’sContinue reading “I’ll Take An Order Of ‘All The Benefits Without Doing Any Of The Work’. ðŸ˜”

If It’s MY Choice, Why Am I So Grouchy About It?

I do want to do it, but I don’t. I want to want to do it, but I really don’t want to do it. This internal back-and-forth, tug of war bologna, is driving me nuts. What’s a person to do? And whose idea was it anyway to endow humans with this aggravating business of havingContinue reading “If It’s MY Choice, Why Am I So Grouchy About It?”

The Shallowness And Narrow-Mindedness is Disgraceful.

I believe there are as many paths towards sobriety as there are people trying to get there. Everyone has a different story – except for the part where we drank too much. This – we all have in common. Every alcoholic can relate to and identify with why we become sober in the first place, which is theContinue reading “The Shallowness And Narrow-Mindedness is Disgraceful.”

The Process. Drink, Get Sober, Relapse, Repeat.

While I understand and respect the value of experiencing the full process of addiction and recovery – I feel the need to put it out there that many who do choose to directly experience every nuance of the path, don’t make it to the happy ending called recovery. For some of us – our addictionsContinue reading “The Process. Drink, Get Sober, Relapse, Repeat.”

Why Am I On The Lip Of Being Grouchy?!

I don’t know. Everything’s fine. My coffee is brewing. My kittens still love me (or at least I think they do). My heater works. I had a clean robe to put on this morning. My home is still standing. Blah blah blah. I don’t know what my problem is. I lay in bed before gettingContinue reading “Why Am I On The Lip Of Being Grouchy?!”

Toss It In The Dumpster.

As long as folks who are struggling to get or stay sober keep that drink on the top shelf of their mind – rather than tossing it in the dumpster where it belongs – it’s going to stare them right back in the face. Getting and staying sober doesn’t have to be such a struggle.Continue reading “Toss It In The Dumpster.”

Chapter 4 continued …

Saturation is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Saturation-Memoir-Jennifer-Place/dp/1461018129/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1602094107&sr=1-4 The following is an excerpt from my memoir. Mostly, I spoke to Dick like this because I was impressed by the insanity of his answers and I wanted to hear him repeat them. He’d say something like, “I can imagine who you are and what you’re like when you’reContinue reading “Chapter 4 continued …”

The Art of Getting Sober

Stop drinking. Getting sober is one thing. Becoming sober is another. If getting sober was easy, everyone would do it. But here’s the inside scoop – getting sober doesn’t have to be hard and it can be permanent. There’s only ONE thing anyone has to do – stop drinking alcohol. Isn’t that nuts? It’s crazyContinue reading “The Art of Getting Sober”