This is my third blog. My first two do not specifically mention my alcoholism. However, it has come up and I would like to talk about it - but I don't want it associated with my first and last name because of anonymity. I don't know if a blog is at the level of press, radio, etc. but I have found out it is pretty darn public. I would really like to be able to talk about this huge area of my life without reservations, so here is an anonymous blog.
I was/am a terrible drunk. Maybe I will write my story later - I don't know if that is something that someone might stumble (literally?) across and find helpful. Can you 12 step someone in a blog? I don't know....
I phoned Alcoholics Anonymous on the morning of July 24, 1984 and by the Grace of God have not taken a drink since then. You know, I can't even write that without getting chills. Believe me, this is not MY doing. Left to my own devices, I am a terrible, disgusting drunk. I am sure that it is not in my power to change. I cannot WILL myself sober. I cannot imagine how I walked through the doors of AA and somehow stopped drinking... if I had the power to stop, I would have years before - before I caused so much hurt to my family and friends.
So I think I will post some links to interesting AA related things here, I will probably write a little bit about my own experience, strength, and hope. I am an AA fanatic. I am an alcoholic. I am a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous and that is the most important thing in my life.
If you have read this... thanks for listening.