Dear Lockdown: Here We Go Again!

While people in America wonder whether Halloween will be canceled, the French president announced that France would be going into a full nationwide lockdown again (this time, with schools staying open). Today is day 1.  After the lockdown in the U.S. last winter and spring, I, like many others around me, am tired of theContinue reading “Dear Lockdown: Here We Go Again!”

Day 258: counting things!

8 months and a half ! WOWOWOWOWOW. Oh my, time flies, but I can’t disappear into the void altogether so here I post, about numbers, for some reason. (If you worry that I might have gone insane, I blame the last chapter of my PhD. I finish it this week if everything goes well. ThenContinue reading “Day 258: counting things!”

Day 162: Want vs. Need.

9:00am. My cat -who was peacefully eating breakfast- just poked her head through the kitchen door to see why the hell I just shouted “Duuuuuuuuuuuuh!!!!” in what must have sounded like Homer Simpson having sex with a T-Rex. Not that either of them would want that. Why am I shouting to myself in the morning?Continue reading “Day 162: Want vs. Need.”

Day 140: Strength and fragility

Dearest WordPress friends,  My apologies for such a long absence. It’s not that I forgot about you or think I have this sobriety thing all figured out (oooooooh no…. believe me, I ain’t got nothing figured out !). It’s just that my dissertation chapter that was due on December 16th is STILL NOT FINISHED andContinue reading “Day 140: Strength and fragility”

Day 90: Wowowowow!

THREE MONTHS!!!! Like my friend (or father? LOL) Jim says in his own post, this is the longest I have been sober since I was 16. For those of you who are in the first few days or weeks of your journey, believe me, if I can do this, then so can you!!! I neverContinue reading “Day 90: Wowowowow!”

Day 60: waking up to the love around us.

Coming up on two months. It feels good to be here. I feel solidly anchored in my body. I feel calmer. I feel proud of myself for learning how to navigate life sober. It has become normal, so I tend to forget that this is an achievement, that this took work. That I brought myselfContinue reading “Day 60: waking up to the love around us.”

Day 14: Two Weeks!

Two week, y’all… hooraaaaay ! How time has flown by!! I almost want to make the “standing ovation” joke, as does my buddy Jim Simmonds in his own “two-week alcohol free” post (check out his blog if you haven’t already!) https://formerdrinker.wordpress.com But as Jim so wisely says: two weeks is “OK, not bad. It’s aContinue reading “Day 14: Two Weeks!”

4 weeks until day 1

So I’ve set a date: September 4th. I’ve started this blog. I’ve signed up for the 90 day challenge on OYNB – for some reason (shame? the secrecy that so many drinkers are familiar with? feeling weird about the God stuff in AA?) I want to keep my quit relatively secret. I know that aContinue reading “4 weeks until day 1”

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