I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing

Day 198. I got the inspiration for today's post from this sappy love song from Aerosmith. But for an entirely different reason. (And I'm not against silly love songs!) I’m looking at it from a sobriety angle. Aerosmith were the very definition of hard-partying rock 'n' roll lads. The shifted to sobriety - AND went … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing

Drink up it’s your birthday

Day 193. One of my sisters has a birthday coming up. Call me old-fashioned, but I still like to buy birthday cards and post them. As I browsed through the cards I noticed a theme of birthday=drink. Now, as it happens, my sister does love her 'adult beverages'. A lot. However, in my newly-minted sobriety … Continue reading Drink up it’s your birthday

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Day 192. "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the … Continue reading Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Under pressure …

Day 191. "Under pressure Under pressure Pressure" David Bowie & Queen Today's post is a health observation. Another benefit of not drinking: a huge decrease in my blood pressure! I never realized - or chose to IGNORE - the fact that alcohol unequivocally contributes to increased blood pressure. I chose to focus on the 'benefits' … Continue reading Under pressure …

It’s not what they did to me …

Day 189. In these days of clearheadedness, I still - as I did when drinking wine - sit around thinking. In the foggy wine-stained days of yore I was thinking, but it was on a loop. No beginning and no end. Why Is This Happening To Me? Why Are They Treating Me Like This? Why? … Continue reading It’s not what they did to me …

Walk a mile in your shoes …

Day 187. I was reading Get Thee To A Gym…Pronto about trading one addiction for another - and having a growing desire to take action for your health.  I so appreciate the searing honesty in the post - and relate. Thank you timeflies.... I'd like to throw something out here that has worked for me. Maybe someone will … Continue reading Walk a mile in your shoes …

Your frontier scout reporting back

Day 184. I've already written about my six month's sobriety date - a biggie for me. I've been reading and following those who have many more days/months/years under their belt - and it's clear that good stuff keeps happening as you go Westward Ho! with your sobriety. For those of you who might be a … Continue reading Your frontier scout reporting back