Menace to Sobriety

Menace to Sobriety I just wrapped up a huge work event that has consumed my time over the last several months. Between that and coming off the heels of being very sick for over a year, I haven’t written much.  Feels good to start typing. The work event was the Third...

Life on Life’s Terms

Today marks 2300 days of sobriety.  Not sure if there is any particular significance to that number, other than it’s 2300 days without picking up a drink.  2300 days of not succumbing to temptations or cravings.  2300 days of learning that life is so much better...

Dream Weaver

I had a dream last night that I drank a glass of white wine, sitting at a table with friends at some kind of work event.  It seemed to be early in the morning, like a breakfast meeting or something.  Despite the fact that it was a dream (more like a nightmare for me),...

A Faded Sparkle

  1-800-273-8255  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  This morning when I picked up my eyeglasses, I paused for a moment when I saw the Kate Spade name on the frame.  The news of her suicide was shocking.  A tragic death, leaving behind her husband and...

Because I Came Into These Rooms

  Because I came into these rooms… -I found people who understand me and my disease -I found a place where I am not judged, but rather loved unconditionally -I met an amazing sponsor and friend who is always there for me, and who reminds me that it’s okay to give...

Wings Optional

I’m a hugger. I like to give and get hugs from people. I understand that some people have personal space issues, but if you’re a hugger too, bring it on. I’m also a waver. I grew up in a pretty small town in Western Massachusetts and we waved to each other—as we drove...