Dear Readers, On September 4, I will be sober for three years.For over 15 years we have gone up north to a cabin with several sets of friends, where we canoe, hike, and swim. It's beautiful up here with the lake, the woods, and huge rocks. But this is also a hard weekend for me.I have a difficult time with … Continue reading 3 Years!
Dear Reader,I was thinking that,Now that I've come this far,Struggled this much,Would I want to Do this again?I think not!This is another tool,In my toolbox.Simply,I don't want to go through this again.Once was enough.Now, as I've said before,I can't think of not drinkingForever.Throws me into a Panic.But I can think of not drinking,For just a little while longer.Then I … Continue reading Who Wants To Do THIS Again?
Dear Readers,I must admit,My life is betterWithout drinking.Never thought in a million years,I could see this,Feel this,Grasp this.It alluded me for years.Life without wine?A martini?No life at all.And that's the lie.For me.Now that my eyes,Are little wider opened,I am in awe of the joyThat surrounds meWhen I'm not blurred overBy alcohol.It's not that I drank every day.I … Continue reading It Really IS Better