I've been known, from time to time, to write little essays on life and being sober. Some people say they're pretty good. "You ought to publish that", they say. There are also those that say I would enjoy skydiving, but that's something altogether different, and those people worry me.
I have been sober since 12 September 2006. I have not, I must admit, been in recovery that long. Recovery is something fairly new to me, and came as I realized that merely not drinking wasn't going to solve all my problems.
I invite you to follow me on the journey of recovery, which I will share through essays and articles on whatever speaks to me at the moment. There may be lapses in posting, as life sometimes gets in the way and things must be dealt with, but I hope to maintain a somewhat constant pace.
I often reference the Statements from Women for Sobriety. This is the program that saved my life, giving me the strength to put down the bottle and open my eyes to a new world. I encourage you to check out their website, linked at the left.
I will close with my favorite quote, which is a paraphrase of Pema Chödrön: "No matter where you go, you are in the center of the Universe, the center of a sacred circle. Nothing enters that circle by accident; whatever enters is there to teach you."