4 Going On 40

Four years of sobriety and approaching forty years of age on planet Earth. I feel naive, vulnerable and fearful of a world I perused through an alcoholic lens. In one respect I’m trailblazing in an exciting landscape beset with wonder and intrigue. However, there’s always a sinister presence skulking in the shadows. Maybe it’s somethingContinue reading “4 Going On 40”

Why? What? How?

I used to think it was the evil that kept some of my extended family members alive for so long. Ignorance can keep an individual sustained for a lifetime. However, ignorance didn’t serve me well. What is life if it is not being surrounded by love and the warmth of relationships and learning how weContinue reading “Why? What? How?”

Abstinence Based Recovery

I feel shame in being abstinent. There, I said it. Drinking is legal, socially acceptable and the only drug I have pursued to the absolute limits. Alcohol is an addictive substance and all whom consume it are vulnerable to becoming dependent on it. I wonder perhaps if I had known it was as bad asContinue reading “Abstinence Based Recovery”