Never say never

Today is March 21, 2018. Exactly two years ago today I went to my first AA meeting. Desperate, out of excuses, and about to give up, I dragged myself to a very unfamiliar place. I finally felt understood. This morning, I returned to AA after almost two years without it (I only went for a... Continue Reading →

“Are you drunk?!”

I'm 80 days sober today. Hooray, of course, but it also doesn't feel like much since I have been here before. When I pass the 200 mark, I'll be soaring with pride. New territory is always more fun. Alas, I should still celebrate my victories, however familiar...so cheers to 80 days sober! I work at... Continue Reading →

Money’s not the monster

I'm not gonna lie, I've never been very good with money. The only times in my life I've felt in control (in retrospect) have been when I've taken breaks from drinking (strange, huh?). The first time in my life that I can remember having a strong hold on my finances was my sophomore year of... Continue Reading →

solar eclipse crisis averted

This morning I woke up remembering that I hadn't bought any special viewing glasses for 2017's biggest natural event: The Total Solar Eclipse. Being from Oregon, all of my friends and family have been freaking out about it for months, most taking the day off of work to not miss the entire experience, many of... Continue Reading →

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