I imagine my fear as a huge dragon that takes many different forms. Health scares with my children, relationship problems, death, work stress, my underlying value. The dragon has a different label, but it’s the same. And I am trying now, as a completely sober person, to stare it right in the eyes. I don’t want to let it chase me off. I don’t want to keep running forever or hiding in the forest or looking over my shoulder. I want to be able to stand out on the edge of the canyon and see it all. I want to feel free and strong, not held back by fear.
When I woke up this morning the second set of words I heard were, “Nothing tastes better than sober…” I had an odd experience on Saturday night. I was out at a club after a pretty stressful chain of events, an acquaintance turned to me and said, “Man today has been full on. Seriously. I
When I was drinking routinely I worried about the health consequences, but articles like this, The Top 10 Health Risks of Alcohol for Women, According to an MD, did little to help me stop. Usually, those articles frightened me, which made me want to pour a glass of wine to relax. No matter how clear