Sobriety

Early Sobriety – Week 1

May 30 Today was the first day in a very long time that I didn’t drink. I was a bit worried that I might be one of those “real” alcoholics who drops dead from withdrawals, so I kept the weed around just to be safe. In the meantime, I guess I’ll keep an eye on […]

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Getting Sober – Day 0

“How did you go bankrupt?” Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises My downward trajectory starts pretty steadily, but my rock bottom? Well that’s another story.  A year ago I wrote about what I thought was my rock bottom. It involved a messy break-up, a raging coke addiction, and deep depression. […]

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I Stopped Drinking, Then Realized My Whole Life Was A Lie

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Pretending to have your shit together is a lot like baking your own birthday cake and then eating it alone. A lot of effort that ultimately ends up leaving you feeling worse about yourself than when you started. When my life was a train-wreck all my energy went […]

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Fixing My Life Through Sobriety: Root to Tip

“If you want to fix your life, you need to start at the beginning.” Something weird happens with you eliminate drugs and alcohol from your brain. Memories you had repressed, and sometimes forgotten entirely,  begin bubbling to the surface. Emotions rear their ugly heads and you begin seeing things about your life through entirely new […]

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