Day 62: Two Months, Holy sh***t!

I never would have imagined how deep the changes that have occurred during this AF journey would be. When I decided to sign up for the 3 month OYNB challenge and give up alcohol for “a bit”, I expected to experience some initial frustration and withdrawal, some emotional turmoil at the beginning, and then someContinue reading “Day 62: Two Months, Holy sh***t!”

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 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.”

Day 25: blaaaaaaargh!

This is going to be a short one. I just woke up and am going on a hike by the beach with a close friend in a few minutes. It’s going to be wonderful, but I also planned it as a “survival strategy” that I pulled out of my survival kit/toolbox, because THESE DAYS, THINGSContinue reading “Day 25: blaaaaaaargh!”

Day 22: Three Weeks Already?!

Edit. Wow, everyone I follow on WordPress seems to have been really struggling today and/or yesterday. I hope everyone feels better soon and I am grateful to have these inspiring people’s stories and online presence in my new AF life. Here goes today’s post. Looking back at these last three weeks, the first thing thatContinue reading “Day 22: Three Weeks Already?!”

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!”

Day 10: The Sober Rollercoaster

I’ve been putting off writing this post because every time I feel like doing it, I know that an hour later I will probably be in a completely different state of mind, and the post will not be representative of the “Day” which, for some strange reason, I think it it meant to represent. I’ve alsoContinue reading “Day 10: The Sober Rollercoaster”

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