Enjoy Every Sandwich …

Day 289. David Letterman asked Warren Zevon if there was anything he understood now, facing his own mortality, that he didn't before. "Just how much you're supposed to enjoy every sandwich." I love Warren Zevon, who died from cancer at only 56 in 2003. Warren was an insane and insanely talented songwriter and dark humorist, … Continue reading Enjoy Every Sandwich …

Why you drink, and how to stop

Day 286. Very early on as I was ramping up to getting serious about putting the glass down, I was reading a lot. While I had numerous false starts - two weeks alcohol-free being my best attempt - the reading did help me finally take flight and soar .... I love this book, and highly … Continue reading Why you drink, and how to stop

Babysitting my #DaysSober

Day 273. Today I casually noticed I’m 9 months sober. Casually. noticed. If you are early into this sobriety journey, perhaps you’ll feel reassured to know I used to compulsively check my sober app, often wishing the days on the counter would tick over faster. I particularily remember my first week in January when I … Continue reading Babysitting my #DaysSober

Those who go before us …

Day 269. Though we've not met, I feel a kinship with Jen of Without Wine; she's just a few days ahead of me in sobriety (i.e. 273 days sober today - go Jen!!!). And what I find really interesting and astounding is how similar the path of sobriety seems to be for everyone. Sure, we're … Continue reading Those who go before us …

Meet the new me, same as the old me

Day 266. Wish I could include a credit for this image, but can’t seem to locate the source. It speaks volumes to me. The new me is really the old me. In the image I see the old me re-emerging from a thick blanket of denial of my needs, of my true self, of self-medication … Continue reading Meet the new me, same as the old me