Last weekend I had plans to escape the desert heat and head for high ground, I mean the north woods. Wisconsin is a stunningly beautiful midwestern state. Full of wildlife, and trees, and lakes, and we saw a bear! Life slows down in the north woods. The sun rises slower and the moon takes it’s… Continue reading Day 318
It’s the Fourth of July and I remember so very clearly what last fourth of july was like. I was getting to the end of my drinking, but I wouldn’t know that for sure for another month. I was already drinking when we took this picture. Around 2pm I knew I was on the road… Continue reading Day 306
After dropping my kid off at his guitar lessons I was driving on to Starbucks to get some work done and NPR had a story on about beer. How beer is in ALL of American history. For some reason I got angry. I was angry that I would never be able to drink a beer… Continue reading Day 305
After my last post showing all of my drinks blocking my view I got frustrated by how many restaurants only feature cocktails and nothing non-alcoholic. That’s really cheating. You can throw most anything together and call it a cocktail but non-boozy? Make me that! Iz and I are really good at brainstorming and he is… Continue reading Day 304
I’m here! I’m still sober! I’m doing well although I seem to think a lot about drinking, and it comes in waves of wanting it. When I’m stressed or feeling down I think about it the most. I get it. The newness of not drinking has worn off and now I just want to drink,… Continue reading Day 106
The last few days have been emotionally rough. Feeling overwhelmed. I’m okay just unsettled and tired. Too much alone time and introspection.
Getting Honest I’m a quitter. I know you’re probably thinking ‘oh well, that didn’t take long’. No, I didn’t start drinking again. I haven’t gone back to the bottle, but I do have a long list of things I have quit in the past. Even the not so recent past. I’ve quit jobs, college, businesses,… Continue reading Day 41 & 42