Day 204 Alcohol-Free: Dive Bar Memories

I was feeling a little off today. A bit lonely, I guess. This happens every now and then, usually around my "time of the month," and can be a little draining, to say the least. I was driving home from the gym, after hosting another great writer's meetup group, and the desire to drive to … Continue reading Day 204 Alcohol-Free: Dive Bar Memories

192 Days Alcohol Free: On Vocation, Patience and Vulnerability

Still here, friends. Still with you. 192 days alcohol free. It’s amazing, really, how the days keep creeping upward, just as a green vine crawls forever toward the sun, twining around a steadfast wooden support that grows taller and mends its own splinters with every day that passes. Today I'm feeling a mixture of pensiveness, … Continue reading 192 Days Alcohol Free: On Vocation, Patience and Vulnerability

Day 88 Alcohol Free: #literallyme and other boozy meme-isms

I’ve slowly been coming to the somewhat sad and slightly aggravating realization that while my sobriety is incredibly important to me, my newfound attitude about alcohol doesn’t have any effect on anyone other than myself and those around me who also choose to abstain. Wine memes and Pumpkiny Booze Drink recipes and Instagram beer photos … Continue reading Day 88 Alcohol Free: #literallyme and other boozy meme-isms

Busy, Busy, Busy

It's amazing how much you can accomplish in a day when you're not sitting on your butt drinking wine/beer while watching yet another episode of House, telling yourself, "this is seriously the last one. then I'll get X, Y, and Z done." Today was an especially productive day. I made some good progress on my … Continue reading Busy, Busy, Busy

One Reason I’ll Be Sober for Your Wedding (and everything else)

This weekend I’ll be flying out to Denver for a dear friend’s wedding. My flight leaves at 5:45am (ugh) and I’ll arrive Saturday morning in the Centennial State, ready for my first solo, sober wedding adventure. I'm actually pretty excited. Last year, I was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding out in Phoenix. I was … Continue reading One Reason I’ll Be Sober for Your Wedding (and everything else)