I’ve always wanted to write, but never really got anywhere with it. I never had a direction or a focus for my writing. I asked myself, “Aside from family, what am I passionate about?” I never had a solid answer until now: God, recovery and politics. I like to push people’s buttons and dig up the dirt to get to the heart of the matter. I WILL piss people off because my favorite topics are those you just don’t talk about at the dinner table. And I’m not sorry about it. I’ve spent thirty years trying to be what you want me to be. It took drug addiction, two divorces, the loss of my children, a number of lost jobs, etc. to wake me up to the fact that all of this “trying to be” has caused me to lose my own identity. Ever since July 3, 2008, I’ve been working on rediscovering me… and I like what I’ve found.
Most of what you’ll find in this blog relates to my journey through sobriety – my efforts to discover the truth about myself and how that fits in with the larger scheme of life. I did begin my sober journey at the doors of AA and I still live by the principles learned there. I understand that there are other paths to sobriety, but this one has been proven to work… and it works for me whenever I work for it. This blog adheres to the principles of anonymity, as well as attraction, rather than promotion. I will make mention of personal information relevant to my topics, but will not disclose any identifying details. Not that I’m some kind of big deal, anyway – I’m just some girl in Texas trying to do this sober thing. Too, while I do talk about the Big Book, steps, principles, etc., this is simply to share my personal experiences (good and bad). If you ask my advice on getting sober, yeah, I’ll tell you to try AA, but that’s just because that’s what worked for me and I truly believe in it. It is not my purpose to recruit drunks. If my experience can help another suffering alcoholic, though, I’ll put it out there.
Thanks for stopping by to join me as we trudge this road of happy destiny.