As I wrap up the first year of sobriety I wanted to end it the way I started it, with blogging every day. I’ll be moving my blog over to a new home after September 1. I’ll be starting what I’m considering my real sobriety.
My challenge of “let’s do this for a year” is almost over and the real work will begin. Don’t get me wrong, this has been work! But it’s somewhat easier to say you are quitting booze for a year because there is a deadline. It will be over at some point, and I can go back to my “normal” life. But my normal life isn’t what I want to go back to. I want to stay here in this good life. This real life where all of the emotions are real. where my reactions are, sometimes a little exaggerated, but they are mine and not the vodka talking. Where I don’t wake up every morning checking facebook or my phone to see what I said to people.
This right here is good. So here’s to staying sober and making shit happen.
This image above is random but it’s from last night. Day one of birthday month. Sonoran Dogs are amazing! I didn’t know about them before moving to AZ. They are bacon wrapped hot dogs, covered in beans, pico, cojita cheese, mayo, and caramelized onion. We got these at Lupita’s. It’s a big outdoor stand at 32nd st and Bell. I LOVE that when you walk up they ask if you speak Spanish. I love that it feels like we walked into Mexico. You all know I’m going to end up buying a little place to retire in Mexico right? I’ll just have to figure out how to get around Trumps* wall first.
*Just so we are clear I did not vote for that.