Pissed OFF

I’m pissed. I had a tender conversation with a colleague in the wine industry last night. She was in the depth of anguish caused by the negative impact of the Booze Bitch, stuck in the horrific mix of anxiety, despair, and depression. I so vividly remember feeling defeated and defenseless in the war against theContinue reading “Pissed OFF”

Life begins at Sober

A year ago I decided (admitted!) that the Booze Bitch was influencing my life in ways that were not beneficial. My entire adult life had included enjoying (or imbibing anyway) some form of alcohol on a very regular basis; primarily wine, but I was also a adept at creating delicious herbal infused and unusual, interestingContinue reading “Life begins at Sober”

Passion

Wikipedia describes passion as: “a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something. Passion can range from eager interest in or admiration for an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity; to strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person.” I laughed when I read “eagerContinue reading “Passion”

Relationship

I was pondering this morning a memory of something I had shared, that surprised me, with a couple of very close friends. What I had shared was the realization that I would be willing to give up (forever!) drinking alcohol for a man I dearly love, if he were to choose to give up booze,Continue reading “Relationship”

The Struggle

Day 37 Alcohol Free. I did not realize the extent of the sense of loss and grief/ discomfort I would experience throughout this alcohol free journey. I had not yet learned that letting go of a steady (albeit highly dysfunctional) companion would feel so odd. Not just hard, not just sad, nor merely lonely- butContinue reading “The Struggle”