If it were up to my disease, I would be dead by now.
I’m an alcoholic, and, today, I am celebrating twenty-three years of continuous sobriety.
The one thing I want you to know about my alcoholism is that it really and truly wasn’t supposed to happen to me. In fact, I had a strategic plan that I wrote for myself at the age of nine that would ensure that it wouldn’t happen to me. That plan involved “good”ness. Good grades. Good behavior. That sort of thing.
The damnest thing is this – alcoholism doesn’t care how good I am. (click to tweet)
Alcoholism doesn’t care how bright you are, either. It doesn’t care what color you are, how much money you make, whom you sleep with, where you went to school.
If it can, it’s gonna kill you.
Here at Life After Tampons, our number one purpose is to help any woman who wants to change her life find the tools, resources, community, inspiration, and hope she needs to make that happen.
If you are an alcoholic, or if you or a loved one is suffering from any other addiction, you will not be able to make any meaningful or lasting changes to your life until you deal with this problem first.
I would consider it a tremendous gift if my story gives you the strength you need to get some help.
Please, if my story speaks to you, STOP PRETENDING. (click to tweet)
Reach out. Now. Today. In fact, don’t even bother to read the rest of this before you do so.
I’m profoundly grateful. For my sobriety. For the ones who have come before and shown me the way up and out.
And, as always, for Beautiful You. You are SO WORTH loving!
Yours In Sobriety,
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