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Why I Quit Drinking

January 22, 2017 | 6 Comments

Around two years ago, I had an epiphany. I’ve written about my decision to quit drinking elsewhere, but it’s time to talk about it here. My first child made her way into the world when I was 20 years old. My second child was born a week before my 22nd birthday. I was homeschooled as…

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Sober mom, writer, and website designer/developer
My sobriety date is May 6, 2015, and I write to share my experience, strength, and hope in recovery. I'm not here to reinvent the wheel or tell you what to do. I'm here to show that sober living is possible, even for this retired blackout artist.

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