Making it look easy: a brief history of dysfunctional drinking

22 Jul

This is amazing. I can see myself in these moments of looking at the problem but not addressing it yet.

This blog helps keep me sober, because I think I don’t have a problem then reread the pain.

If I drink again, I will only defer again the brave decision I took last year to try to get sober. Drinking is deferring the inevitable.
So today, I’m staying on the sober side.

And Everything Afterwards

In a private conversation with a friend who reads this blog the other day, I learned that I was making this sobriety thing look easy.  It was meant as a compliment.

Goodness knows, very few things in life feel as easy as they look from the outside, but I am aware that I’ve been posting relentlessly optimistic, cheerleading posts for a while now.  It helps that my life is completely amazing at the moment; I’m studying something I love, I moved into my dream house in April, last year’s financial worries have dimmed somewhat, and I’m not sure how much of that is directly attributable to sobriety or not, but it all adds up to amazing.

But this is what I want to say:  You guys are reading the success story because the failures never made it to air.

Here is a thing that I wrote to some close friends, back in 2005,

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