Quarantine Diary #2: Sobriety in Isolation

So far the biggest struggle I am having is the ability to stay sober. I mean, it should be easy, shouldn’t it? I am self-isolating and only going to the grocery store when I absolutely need to, and not going anywhere else. I am conserving money by limiting my take-out and deliveries. So, being soberContinue reading “Quarantine Diary #2: Sobriety in Isolation”

I’m Two Years Sober!

730 days ago, I got sober. I chose to end the unhealthy relationship I had with alcohol. It took some persuading. I tried to bargain. I didn’t see just how toxic it was. I didn’t see myself as an alcoholic. Like most people, I thought you had to drink copious amounts of booze every singleContinue reading “I’m Two Years Sober!”

Stop Glorifying Alcohol

I’m not here to preach sobriety on you nor tell you that drinking makes you a bad person. I am not here to judge you. I am simply here to discuss the societal norms of alcohol glorification, how it can lead to “acceptable” alcoholism, and how we can change it. The first culture that comesContinue reading “Stop Glorifying Alcohol”

My Struggle With Mental Health

I have struggled with mental health issues for as long as I can remember. As a baby I suffered from unexplained seizures – the cause was never found, even to this day. During the process of trying to figure out why it was happening, my doctor’s noticed abnormal brain activity, but not seizure activity. LaterContinue reading “My Struggle With Mental Health”

Sobriety Journey: 13 Months Sober

Well, it’s been 13 months since my last bender. I feel absolutely amazing. I celebrated my one year sober birthday last month with a special brunch with my Dad (step dad) and my daughters. Food was terrible but the memories are wonderful. People ask all kinds of questions and I’d like to answer a fewContinue reading “Sobriety Journey: 13 Months Sober”