Skeletons 2.9 – The Relapse Series – Part 1

Relapse (past): The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death. (BB, Chapter 3, pg. 30) Here’s the bottom line: I don’t remember my very first sobrietyContinue reading “Skeletons 2.9 – The Relapse Series – Part 1”

Skeletons 2.8 – My Recovery Requisite

Requisite (Past): The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking (Tradition 3, BB, pg 139) After my second DUI, I was told 2 things: I had to stop drinking and I had to wait 6 months (or a year) to resume efforts to get pregnant. I wasn’t asked. I was told. NoContinue reading “Skeletons 2.8 – My Recovery Requisite”

My Reprimands – Part 4

I wrote some amends letters after my reprimands of SD2 and the last one was to myself (second person to first person,) and I ended it with this: “Is that all? You done now?  Because I can think of some messed up stuff you did to other guys too, or have you forgotten?  I hopeContinue reading “My Reprimands – Part 4”

My Reprimands – Part 3

Reprimand for Misdemeanor #2 – 2012:  My sentencing required a lot from me over the course of the next 18 months and, as previously mentioned, one of those things was spending 2 weekends on lock down. I find it hard to hold back telling you everything about this experience so here’s a sub-list of theContinue reading “My Reprimands – Part 3”

My Reprimands – Part 1

Reprimand(s) #1 – February, 2005: The Drunk Tank and Community Service Highlights from my arrest, “the tank” and community service: Cuffed and chatting* with the young officer en route to jail, I BRIEFLY considered offering him sexual favors if he’d just let me go.** I said brief, people. It was like “I wonder if…” and then aContinue reading “My Reprimands – Part 1”

The Reprimand Series

All of that drunk driving I did eventually caught up to me…twice…and I’m lucky it wasn’t more. I’m even luckier that I never seriously harmed or killed anybody or myself.  I swallowed the bitter pills of humiliation and shame as I went about righting my wrongs. I paid my debts to society by spending aContinue reading “The Reprimand Series”

Reprimands Avoided – Bullets (with Balls)

Reprimands (past): Many bullets dodged and not enough lessons learned. If there was a game called “let’s see who can dodge the most bullets in life,” it’s safe to say I would have dominated the competition. Remember that cheating scandal I told you about and how I was mad that I wasn’t in on theContinue reading “Reprimands Avoided – Bullets (with Balls)”

Skeletons 2.10 – My Recovery Revealed

Revealed: It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. (BB, pg. 85) I remember the first time I learned that smoking pot was a no no in the rooms of AA. IContinue reading “Skeletons 2.10 – My Recovery Revealed”

Skeletons 2.6 – My Recovery Reflection

Reflection (past) – Hindsight is 20/20…sometimes. Sooooooo, we decided it was a good idea to go to Las Vegas for Easter weekend 2018. Easter weekend in Sin City? Really? Yes! With the kids? You know it!  We needed to get out of dodge. H suggested it and I said “hey, why not?” The plan wasContinue reading “Skeletons 2.6 – My Recovery Reflection”

Skeletons 2.5 – My Reactions

In this next post, I talk about my interventions. Fun times, you guys, fun times. If you think you may have a drinking problem, well, I hate to break it to ya but you’re probably right. Wanna chat about it? I’m all ears! You can find me on Insta @myrecoveryrevealed. Reactions:  Life is 10% whatContinue reading “Skeletons 2.5 – My Reactions”