Archive for category Sobriety

Five years

Sometimes five years seems like a lot. Sometimes it seems like not much at all, in the grand scheme of things. Here’s what I know. Being sober is better than not. I made a lot of mistakes when I was drunk. I have also made a lot of mistakes as a sober person. The difference […]

6 Comments

My Mom and Other Thoughts

My mom celebrated fourteen years of sobriety on September 5. She spent the night at my house the night before and woke up to her grandchildren climbing all over her. I made pancakes and sausage. We watched some cartoons and then we went to her house and spent the day together. We went to the […]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

37 Comments

Drinking Is In My Blood

My mom starting drinking when she was barely a teenager. By the time she graduated high school she was a habitual drinker and drug user. She managed to keep it somewhat in control. She always had a job and a place to live. But from what I’ve been told and what I’ve read in her […]

, , , , ,

11 Comments

Things I Won’t Miss About Drinking

There is a lot to say about why I’m not drinking anymore. But before I get into all that, something that would help me get through these first few weeks is a list of all the reminders why getting drunk isn’t great. Seems like an obvious list to make and should be easy to write. […]

, , ,

5 Comments