Many of you know that I took a giant leap and posted the link to my blog on my Facebook page, thereby throwing my anonymity out the window. I have to say that my hesitation to do so for so long was unnecessary, since the response I have gotten has been overwhelmingly positive. For those who have posted kind words of encouragement, thank you. It is incredibly freeing to have put it out there and “come out” about my alcoholism. Perhaps it will remove some of the awkward (and difficult) situations for me where I’m offered a drink or asked why I’m not drinking. I get tired of people asking if I’m pregnant!
I hope that people will continue to share this link, repost it and pass it on to friends. I’m including below the intro that I put on my Facebook page:
Please take some time to read the posts in my blog, Sobrietease–http://www.sobrietease.wordpress.com/
Almost everyone knows someone who is affected in some way by addiction. If you didn’t, then you do now right now. I’ve had my blog up anonymously for over a year, but I’m taking a deep breath and posting it today to share it with the hope that it will reach more people who could possibly benefit from it. You may see a bum on the street with a brown paper bag, and have a pretty good idea that he is an alcoholic. But how about the mom sitting at the PTA meeting next to you or watching her child’s soccer game in the stands with you? She may be just as miserable, if not more so. We all have our struggles and crosses to bear— whether its depression, anxiety, addiction (of any kind—alcohol, food, drugs, gambling), an abusive relationship, an unhappy marriage— but it’s never too late to turn things around. As one of my favorite writers, Brene Brown, says: “Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do. If we own the story then we can write the ending.” Working on owning my story is one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
The blog is intended to be a humorous but heartfelt journey about a suburban mom through recovery and sobriety into a better life. Post, share, comment. Read it and weep, and hopefully laugh.
“If it’s sanity you’re after, there’s no recipe like laughter”—Henry Rutherford Eliot
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