Wow. It just occurred to me to check my nomo sobriety clock. Was pleasantly surprised to see this pop up. My nomo sobriety clock count for today Ninety-one days. It first showed 90 days but then I realized I was about fifteen minutes away from my zero hour (11:03 pm). So I waited. It felt … Continue reading Am I out of warranty?
This is awful right, to feel somewhat envious of people who know for certain that alcohol is wrong for them? I don't know why but I'm having major quakes right now inside. I can rationalize how good it is to be alcohol-free, how sobriety helps me be a better me, but there's still this voice … Continue reading Masochistic Was the Poet
...and I can still smell the fresh ... hangover?? I know that those weren't exactly the words with which Old Rose began her reminiscent tale, but bear with me. I had been fascinated by the story of the R. M. S. Titanic long before James Cameron's movie came out—even before Robert Ballard and crew discovered the ship's remains … Continue reading It’s been 34 days…
Wow. I hadn't meant to go this long without writing. I've had lots of thoughts and have been learning lots of stuff, so much so that my mind has gotten a bit flooded. It feels like the Three Week Rule got to me again. I started off so strong with this blog, churning out posts … Continue reading Been here before, but maybe—hopefully?—not again
The Experiment I wrote the following (verbatim save a few minor corrections) on Halloween night. I had been thinking way too much about having a drink after my Octsober was over that I knew I wasn't going to escape the craving. My nomo clock hit 31 days at 9:23 pm, so, after I put my … Continue reading Post-Script to Oct-sober
A couple of days ago,1 I listened to Annie Grace's podcast episode #118, "Why Don't You Drink Alcohol?" Annie answered the question describing how she was able to quit drinking without hitting "rock bottom," listing several logical and compelling reasons for why she felt she was done. I agreed with them all. They all made … Continue reading Day 31: One Last Test?
Monday morning. Ugh. Only left the house once this morning (progress?) but I hit snooze nine times. Going to be late for work. And I even had my clothes laid out and packed, lunch made, coffee too, and pretty much stayed on task. Just didn't leave myself enough time. Gah! All Damn Day I have … Continue reading Day 15: Quitting or Beginning?