A Life Beyond My Wildest Dreams in Recovery?

I often hear people in recovery talking about “a life beyond my wildest dreams” and it is a statement I have actually begun to resent.  Since I found sobriety, I am healthier and in general terms a lot happier. But I feel like I am slowly losing so much.   Sober life is tough for […]

Putting the Children First – Do Kids Provide an Incentive to Get Sober?

My children are the most important thing in my life and the best thing I have ever accomplished. They drive me nuts. They push the limits as they get older and form new relationships, but they are the two humans in life I can say, “I love”. Loving my children is the only consistent true […]

I Knew I Was an Alcoholic Long Before I Quit Drinking….

I knew I was an alcoholic long before I finally put the alcohol down.  I knew this because I became emotionally dependent and would use a drink to satisfy everything.  Coming home from work I would slam the bottle of wine on the counter and tell myself that I deserved a drink.  Whether I had […]

Sober New Year’s Parties and Resolutions? Not a Fan…

  I am not a fan of New Year’s Eve parties and nights out. I find all that hugging and Happy New Year chanting a bit much and incredibly uncomfortable. In my active drinking days, I would rarely remember midnight as I almost always blacked-out – either awake or asleep.   What I do love […]