Posts Tagged ‘12 steps’

Hello again.

27Aug09

It’s been a while since I posted, and I wasn’t quite sure how to get back into it. Each time I started to write, I got stuck. So then I just avoided it altogether. Until now. Much has happened in the past month. In one of my last posts, I wrote about a deep funk […]


October 16, 2008 is my sobriety “birthday.” This week I picked up the lovely blue chip that marks my achieving six months of sobriety in the AA program. After a bit of reflection, I thought I’d share some stats about the past six months of my life: 182 = alcohol-free evenings 182 = hangover-free mornings […]


“It works if you work it.” I quoted this Alcoholics Anonymous slogan in an earlier post, and noted that I had so far found it holding true in my case. AA is a program of action. Taking part in the program doesn’t mean I can just sit on my butt, wishing for sobriety to be […]


This past Sunday at 2:00 in the morning, we were supposed to turn our clocks back as Daylight Savings Time came to an end. Although most of us probably snored through it, in essence, we got to relive one hour — 60 precious minutes — that morning. Which got me thinking… What if you could […]


It can be pretty frightening to walk into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for the first time. Or for the second or third time, for that matter. At the very first meeting I attended, there were all sorts of scary creatures. Weary-eyed old men. Worn-out women. Sullen 20-somethings. Holy-roller housewives. Flip-flop-wearing frat boys. Equally scary were […]