a starting off point

My Shitty List of Excuses for Not Drinking

Hello Saturday. Today I am facing a pretty large sobriety test…

Here’s some backstory: 

I’m married to a wonderful man. He has a wonderful family. They love love love to drink. Drinking is a large part of their identity.



I’m 8 days into my new life and I feel like a crazy person. I feel like crying all the time, this coupled with fleeting moments of euphoria. It reminds me of when I did my first Vipassana meditation retreat. As decades of pent up emotion thawed out, I would feel increasing waves of mania, […]


no AA, ok?

Ever the researcher, I decided to start researching going without alcohol. I was in search of more stories like mine. Stories of people who never ‘hit rock bottom’ or lost their family or career or greeted the day with a glass of OJ and vodka. I was looking for stories of people who woke up […]