Tag Archives: gratitude

for my sister, part I

A few weeks ago, my sister sent me an email about my one year. She said she loved me and I said it, too. I hadn’t heard from her in a while. I left her a voicemail on her birthday … Continue reading

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year

Today I have one year sober. There was a time when I thought, without question, that this was impossible. There were other times when I didn’t think it would be this hard. I am grateful to be alive. I am … Continue reading

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new year’s eve

I told my friend I felt guilty because I didn’t complete any writing projects this year. I felt like I wasted 2011. She disagreed. Three things that happened in 2011: I stopped drinking. I went to rehab. I committed to … Continue reading

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first real day

I woke up feeling hungover. My head hurt, I was dehydrated, and I felt a sense of dread. I didn’t drink last night, as I haven’t every night for over 8 months, but still felt it, the “sick heat of … Continue reading

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