Losing Someone To The Disease of Alcoholism

Losing Someone To The Disease of Alcoholism

Tonight, I received a harsh reminder. Last night my 12-Step community lost one of our fellow members to alcoholism. And it fucking sucks. You hear all of…

The Importance of Remembering My Roots

The Importance of Remembering My Roots

Remembering my roots, where I came from, remembering I am an alcoholic, is important for me today. I need reminders every day that I am an alcoholic,…

Easy Does It

Easy Does It

Easy does it is one of the many tools I use in daily life, and has become a vital part of my sobriety. I am a perfectionist,…

What I Want Doesn’t Matter

What I Want Doesn’t Matter

This week, especially today, I learned that what I want doesn’t matter. Someone I know in the Fellowship taught me that phrase, and I’m grateful for it….

“First Things First”

“First Things First”

This week I’ve had to practice “first things first” many times. At work, at home, everywhere. Because right now, everything is chaos. And when everything is chaos,…

Surrender

Surrender

Surrender is a concept that’s hard for me to grasp sometimes. Before I made the decision to get sober, the concept of surrender was foreign to me….

The Importance of Making Connections In Sobriety

The Importance of Making Connections In Sobriety

Making connections in sobriety is important to me today. That fact was reiterated by an article by Jonathan Davis titled “The Opposite of Addiction is Connection”. In…

Dealing With Loss In Sobriety

Dealing With Loss In Sobriety

Everyone grieves in their own way. Dealing with the loss of someone you love, a friend, or anyone is hard to do. Especially in sobriety. Dealing with…

Staying In The Present Moment

Staying In The Present Moment

Staying in the present moment can be difficult sometimes. What I mean by that is, I’m not living in the present. I’m either thinking about future events,…

Living With Social Anxiety

Living With Social Anxiety

I have social anxiety and this is my story. It is not an easy story to tell, as you will soon read. But it is something I…

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