Two years sober

I know I haven’t posted in forever. As a peace offering, I submit this photo of my dog:


How could anyone be mad at that face??

I wanted to mark this day because Mother’s Day, 2013, was my last day of drinking. It’s the day I went to the hospital, the day I realized I needed to change my life. And I did change it.

I’ve been having a good day today. I mentioned awhile back that I was writing a screenplay. Well, I finished it, and I’ve been trying to reach out to anyone and everyone who might be connected to the theater or film industry.  Today I got an email from a friend of a friend, who is involved in local theater. She offered to set up a reading of my script with real actors, so I could see and hear my words being performed! How exciting is that?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday, and a special sober happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.



11 thoughts on “Two years sober

  1. Not in the film industry (else would make a film a la Sliding Doors meets SATC and call it ‘Sober is the New Black’ (SITNB, see?)) but super sober kudos to you lady on your 2 years. Why don’t you buy yourself something to remember it with? I bought 2 charms for a bracelet, they’re nothing to do with wine, and only I know what they represent and I wear it overtime I go out socialising. Always good to hear happy news after a blog goes quiet. Rx

  2. You’re an inspiration! I just celebrated one year of sobriety, and your blog was one of the first I found when I stopped drinking. Thank you for sharing your story. I’m a mom like you and related to so much of what you wrote. You have really helped me.

  3. Thank you to all! I am so glad that I made this change in my life — it has been wonderful!

    Rachel, I will have to remember to keep posting once in a while so everyone knows I haven’t relapsed. 🙂

    Sarah, congrats on your one year — Woohoo! And so glad reading my blog helped you!

  4. Love the picture, and CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is awesome.

    I personally decided that alcohol was destroying my life so I made a New Year’s Resolution to live 2015 without alcohol and it was a wonderful decision. What I did not expect, however, is that as we get close to 2016 I have no desire to pick up drinking again. Yes, yes, like you mention, sometimes we are at a social occasion with friends, family, co-workers, etc. and we are the only ones without booze and it can get odd, especially when they toast and no ones wants to clink their wine glass against your water glass… But hey, I will take a moment of awkwardness in exchange for the way I feel day in and day out.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and if you get a moment, come check out what shedding alcohol has allowed me to do physically:

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