Day 50: The Irony.

WARNING: excessively melodramatic post, but I’m fine 🙂  It’s 7:30 AM here on the East Coast, and the birds are singing like our forests are on fire. It’s that time of year when if you’re good at waking up early (I’m not … shoutout to Wendy!)  you get to see the sun rise. My newContinue reading “Day 50: The Irony.”

Day 46: Sober Birthday Party!!!!

Granted, it wasn’t mine, but hey, it was a party, and I made it through 100% sober, easily! It felt fine for several reasons:  1. I had planned ahead and gone through the motions in my mind beforehand. Alcohol was simply not an option and there was no room for internal struggle or negotiation. WhichContinue reading “Day 46: Sober Birthday Party!!!!”

Day 44: 1 month and 13 days and 21 hours and 26 minutes

All this self help and therapeutic work is driving me a bit crazy… I’m spending a lot of time alone. Rather, since I’ve been listening to the book called “From Abandonment to Healing”, I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to distinguish between my inner parent, my inner child (the infantile emotions part) andContinue reading “Day 44: 1 month and 13 days and 21 hours and 26 minutes”

Day 42: the Dust Settles…

(Thanks Jim for the post title idea. I miss you!).  It’s been a while since I posted, and although I don’t have anything revolutionary to say, here I go, with a low-commitment and lazy bullet-point summary of my 6th sober week:  I have been sober for 42 days now and I’m not thinking about alcoholContinue reading “Day 42: the Dust Settles…”

Day 34. Licking your wounds.

Fall is here. They’re over, the sweet summer days. HAH! Who am I kidding, there were no sweet summer days in the relationship that brutally ended a week ago. Just gross, sweaty, overheated interminable waves of frustration and bursts of anger. Never enough time to cool down between fights. The same scenario, playing over andContinue reading “Day 34. Licking your wounds.”

Day 33: Effects of 1 Month Alcohol Free

EDIT: I want to honor the resilient part of me and, against all immediate inclinations, still get the “1 month sober” post out there. Reminder to self: Don’t give up. Even if you feel shitty, what follows remains true on a factual level. EFFECTS OF ONE MONTH ALCOHOL FREE .Lots and lots of free timeContinue reading “Day 33: Effects of 1 Month Alcohol Free”

Day 29: Navigating pain with grace.

EDIT: I really hesitated to post this, because it feels like all I am doing is wallowing in self-pity and rambling on/complaining. But writing it helped me feel better and worst case scenario I can take this down. NO SHAME. It feels so weird to be both ok and not ok at the same time. Continue reading “Day 29: Navigating pain with grace.”

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