I’m Still Standing

Hi all! World’s worst blogger here, but I am still sober. I just looked online to calculate that I am on Day 1374. Not too shabby!

I know I have mentioned this before, but I often think of my blog and feel guilty. My life is great, but I am incredibly busy these days. My blog also didn’t go in the way that I had planned, and that stalled me for a while. I’ve been out of jail for two years now but I had intended to blog about my experience there. I had written for my blog while incarcerated, but the person who had agreed to help me only published once and never gave me the rest of my writing back. You can only depend on yourself, right? Right.

Last year was an incredible one for me personally and professionally. I got to travel to the Outer Banks, Virginia Beach (for a work conference), and Boston. I started sponsoring in AA, and gave a bunch more leads (speaker meetings). Giving a lead still terrifies me, but the payoff is so worth it. In June I got engaged to my best friend! We are getting married in October. Life is moving along at a dizzying pace, but I can remember all of it! No more hangovers, no more guilt, no more shame. Sobriety is and will remain the best thing I’ve ever done.

One of my best friends just joined the program, which was an answer to my prayers. I shared my blog with her, and in doing so, got to go back and relive these entries. I am still grateful for all of you who traveled on this journey with me, and offered encouragement during those early days. The pain is palpable in so many of those posts, and it is a relief to be more settled in sobriety, to have overcome the unimaginable in my life.I hope to be here again on a regular basis, and I will do my best not to let you down.


10 thoughts on “I’m Still Standing

  1. Ha! I just said to email me, and then I saw this! I am so happy for you. I just got back my driver’s license after a three year prohibition on it. Talk about a long dry run in that department. But I am grateful that it didn’t go further than that (it was a possibility). Anyway, so tickled pink for you and congrats on your engagement!!

    Will talk soon – gotta run!


    • Congratulations on getting your license back! I will be able to get mine back in June, also after three years. I am currently chomping at the bit, so tired of being dependent on buses and Uber. I should blog about that! So great to see you on here today. I need to read the rest of your latest posts. Will talk more soon! 🙂

  2. You got me through the toughest of my journey and although I love hearing from you and how good you’re doing, I totally understand putting this chapter behind you. Glad you’re doing so well! Congrats on the engagement and everything else going your way!!!

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