What the new me had instead

Travelling sober

I’m in Venice this evening. Barring a couple of trips to Ireland, this is my first venture overseas since I quit drinking. Various things were going on last year but the main reason I didn’t go abroad was because I

What the new me had instead

Travelling sober

I’m in Venice this evening. Barring a couple of trips to Ireland, this is my first venture overseas since I quit drinking. Various things were going on last year but the main reason I didn’t go abroad was because I

Something to be thankful for

Gratitude

I’ve been reading about ways to improve self-esteem and change negative thought patterns. Overall I think I am pretty good about seeing the positive in things and circumstances although perhaps less good about seeing the positive in me or believing in

Something to be thankful for

Gratitude

I’ve been reading about ways to improve self-esteem and change negative thought patterns. Overall I think I am pretty good about seeing the positive in things and circumstances although perhaps less good about seeing the positive in me or believing in

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ONE YEAR!!

At the end of today I am one year sober. Hooray! It is a landmark event. I am so pleased and so surprised that I have made it this far. I haven’t been the world’s best blogger – infrequent and

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ONE YEAR!!

At the end of today I am one year sober. Hooray! It is a landmark event. I am so pleased and so surprised that I have made it this far. I haven’t been the world’s best blogger – infrequent and

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Could do better

How to write honestly about oneself without coming over self-absorbed is impossible. Worse still writing honestly about me without boring even myself is even harder. God help me but I could do better though. Like all those school reports said

Chess set

Could do better

How to write honestly about oneself without coming over self-absorbed is impossible. Worse still writing honestly about me without boring even myself is even harder. God help me but I could do better though. Like all those school reports said

pretentious musings on an upcoming anniversary

As I approach the huge landmark of one year sober I wonder where I am going in my life. Just one month after that huge event I turn 50 which I cannot view with complete equanimity. And I need to

pretentious musings on an upcoming anniversary

As I approach the huge landmark of one year sober I wonder where I am going in my life. Just one month after that huge event I turn 50 which I cannot view with complete equanimity. And I need to

Day 294

My life sucked. Not only was I drinking too much, I…no, that’s not the start of the sentence, that IS the sentence. I was drinking too much. I was miserable and unhealthy and my life was a Groundhog-style cycle of

Day 294

My life sucked. Not only was I drinking too much, I…no, that’s not the start of the sentence, that IS the sentence. I was drinking too much. I was miserable and unhealthy and my life was a Groundhog-style cycle of

280 days

I went clothes shopping and didn’t feel like hell. I can fit in clothes 2 sizes smaller. I have eaten a small mountain of sugar since I gave up the booze so can only imagine the benefits if I could start

280 days

I went clothes shopping and didn’t feel like hell. I can fit in clothes 2 sizes smaller. I have eaten a small mountain of sugar since I gave up the booze so can only imagine the benefits if I could start