My First Sober Thanksgiving

My First Sober Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was a lovely day at my parents house. My brother and his family came down, all the kids (five boys under eight years old- my two and his three) got along. All the adults got along. Dinner was loud and delicious. We all agreed that the stuffing was the...

BOOKS! (Something else to do besides drink)

When I first quit drinking it seemed like all I did was read about people who had gotten sober. I loved it. I loved the feeling of knowing that my story could turn out like Mary Karr’s, or Caroline Knapp’s. I can see why people go to AA- that spirit of...

Time to Decide

I know at this time last year I was hungover. And asleep. There was probably an empty glass of water beside my bed. I’d probably been up drinking until who knows when- I was getting really deep into my drinking at this point- blacking out almost every time....

Good Advice

I’ve been feeling super cocky in my sobriety lately. (Being in a magazine didn’t hurt.) Like I am a sober badass, and will be forever. Nothing will stop me. After a summer/early fall of feeling pretty wavery and sad and just down in the dumps something...

Getting A Miracle

The Good Housekeeping article! Thanks to everyone for your support and kind words. I’ve gotten a few emails from people who say things like “divine intervention” and “just in time” and that has been really really cool. Y’all know I...