Category Archives: Updates

The thing that scares me most

I want to be a better person but I think I may have left it too late.  I keep coming back to this idea in my head. It is ‘the thing that scares me most’ right now. I think it

The thing that scares me most

I want to be a better person but I think I may have left it too late.  I keep coming back to this idea in my head. It is ‘the thing that scares me most’ right now. I think it

Letting go of expectations

Another disappointment in the world of work. Another interview for a job I didn’t get. Luckily the really interesting project I am currently working on has extended for 6 more months but it is temporary and doesn’t allow me to get back

Letting go of expectations

Another disappointment in the world of work. Another interview for a job I didn’t get. Luckily the really interesting project I am currently working on has extended for 6 more months but it is temporary and doesn’t allow me to get back

Working sober

I’ve got a temporary job back in the field I used to work in. It’s been perfect for me. A project doing something I know a lot about with very little supervision necessary or given, decent pay and some accommodation thrown

Working sober

I’ve got a temporary job back in the field I used to work in. It’s been perfect for me. A project doing something I know a lot about with very little supervision necessary or given, decent pay and some accommodation thrown

18 months

18 months today. I was hoping to have reached a point in my sobriety where I could say with some degree of confidence ‘okay, that’s done’ and then be able to move on. I have certainly arrived at a place

18 months

18 months today. I was hoping to have reached a point in my sobriety where I could say with some degree of confidence ‘okay, that’s done’ and then be able to move on. I have certainly arrived at a place

Sober conferencing

I’m going to a conference in Boston next week that attracts nearly 10,000 people from around the world. There is an ocean of free booze readily available at nearly all hours. I used to go every year and LOVE it.

Sober conferencing

I’m going to a conference in Boston next week that attracts nearly 10,000 people from around the world. There is an ocean of free booze readily available at nearly all hours. I used to go every year and LOVE it.

Website anonymity

I’m looking for some advice with regard to keeping my sobriety blog anonymous in the WordPress world. I now have another blog set up under the same username and would like to share it with my family and friends and also

Website anonymity

I’m looking for some advice with regard to keeping my sobriety blog anonymous in the WordPress world. I now have another blog set up under the same username and would like to share it with my family and friends and also

Romantic drinking and reality

I like interviews with people who have become sober when they talk about how they romanticised the drink because that is what I did and it’s nice to know you are not alone. Colin Farrell does it in this Jonathan

Romantic drinking and reality

I like interviews with people who have become sober when they talk about how they romanticised the drink because that is what I did and it’s nice to know you are not alone. Colin Farrell does it in this Jonathan

An Emergency Gratitude List

As part of my process to deal with the disappointment I wrote about earlier and the worry of my lost luggage I feel the need to remind myself of the positives in my life: I have no idea without checking

An Emergency Gratitude List

As part of my process to deal with the disappointment I wrote about earlier and the worry of my lost luggage I feel the need to remind myself of the positives in my life: I have no idea without checking

Dealing with disappointment

I have experienced a bitter blow in the job hunting which has led to feelings of terrible disappointment. I also have a problem ongoing involving a lost suitcase abroad and, as a result of that, I have some persistent, low level worry

Dealing with disappointment

I have experienced a bitter blow in the job hunting which has led to feelings of terrible disappointment. I also have a problem ongoing involving a lost suitcase abroad and, as a result of that, I have some persistent, low level worry

Addicted to Alcohol vs Being an Alcoholic

Yesterday I retweeted something that referred to recovery from alcoholism. My tweets are connected to my travel blog which my family can look at although they don’t much. It made me think twice about pressing the retweet button when I

Addicted to Alcohol vs Being an Alcoholic

Yesterday I retweeted something that referred to recovery from alcoholism. My tweets are connected to my travel blog which my family can look at although they don’t much. It made me think twice about pressing the retweet button when I