Posts Tagged ‘sobriety’
My Pros & Cons for Taking Medication in Sobriety
When I quit drinking, I stopped all other substances of any kind, prescribed or otherwise. For a while. At 10 months sober, I got an impacted wisdom tooth as my 30th birthday present. It hurt. Badly. They removed it without any anesthesia, just numbed my mouth and got it over with. Ouch. Lots of ouch.…Read More
We Will Not Regret The Past – Really
“We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.” Even as my eyes struggled to open, waves of regret would start crashing against my entire body. Oh, my God. Ugh. Ugh ugh uggghh. Shame and regret were so familiar to me, I didn’t even recognize them as emotions separate from…Read More
Why Not Just One Drink?
It’s 5:42 am, and I’m writing this because I’m too tired to think and this seemed easier than trying to write my book. Honesty is the best policy, guys. I could go back to sleep, but I am determined to create a new habit. That new habit is writing every day, no matter what. I…Read More
What If I Told You That It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense?
“The one thing that really holds Logicians back is their restless and pervasive fear of failure. Logician personalities are so prone to reassessing their own thoughts and theories, worrying that they’ve missed some critical piece of the puzzle, that they can stagnate, lost in an intangible world where their thoughts are never truly applied.” (16Personalities.com)…Read More
My (Not) Drinking Diary for A Girl & Tonic
Laurie at A Girl & Tonic asked me awhile ago if I would be interested in contributing to her (Not) Drinking Diary series, and to tell the truth, I was stoked. She’s one of the first people I stalked followed when I first started writing more publicly about sobriety. Her writing on her blog and…Read More
2 Weeks Sober: The Itch
The Early Sobriety posts were originally written in LiveJournal, either privately or filtered to a very small group of close friends. Some are slightly edited to protect other people’s privacy. I hope they help somebody out there to not feel so alone. Today, I am 786 days sober (almost 26 months). Written 5/20/2015 I call…Read More
What To Do When Sobriety Gets Boring?
“I know how stupid this sounds, but honestly I’m just BORED.” It was a muggy summer evening. I was in a little white church with a bunch of other drunks, with no idea what to do with my hands. There was a dangerous lump rising in my throat, threatening to bring tears with it. I…Read More
5 Months Sober: This Gets Boring Sometimes
I can be thankful to be sober, I can enjoy being sober, and I can also be bored. It’s ok to be bored. At least, I hope it is, because I’m just going to embrace it and get over it. There’s no “right” that I have to be entertained, or be entertaining, at all times.…Read More