I have been following Emily's blog for well over a year now, after reading her story in People magazine. I've met a couple of wonderful women on this site who are tremendously helpful and we e-mail almost daily. One of them told me about a group of women called "Booze free brigade" on yahoo -- I've joined and on a daily basis there are more e-mails than I can read (so I skim and focus on some more than others), but there is so much support there that I do want to pass it on for anyone here who is interested: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Booze_free_brigade Thanks, Emily, for all that you do --Montana
Em...this fortune is tellin ya something girl! You're like E.F. Hutton baby....when Em speaks, we ALL listen! Maybe you need to pull out some old journal entries to share from when you first got sober and post them on here.....it will not only help the readers/followers, but it might light a fire under you to get you back on track and out of your blahism :) When I get down, I always force myself to recall the old days when I was still drinking and how miserable my life was - it always seems to bring me "up" and makes me quit feeling sorry for myself - I COULD still be back there drunk, hungover, full of shame, guilt, embarassment, sadness, etc., etc. every day - but I'm not by the Grace of God and my program! I have a pretty good life right now - and I work on being grateful to God that he has given me yet "one more chance" at sobriety. Don't get me wrong though....my life ain't exactly a bowl of cherries right now either....I've got the IRS deal looming over my head, we are working on starting a business that is taking every spare cent and then some and it's totally stressing me the hell out and I'm dealing with my sweet, sweet, loving 14 yr old turning into a rude, sarcastic, cocky, mouthy, moody teenager and I don't like it at all....nobody ever said that life would automatically be happy-go-lucky-free in sobriety, but damn ladies....I cannot even fathom trying to get thru these things while downing a 750 ml of vodka a day. Grateful to be sober today :)Hugs to everyone! And yes Montana, I just finished reading my Booze Free Brigade daily digest - especially good stuff on marriages before and after sobriety.Ms. Emily - I will see YOU GIRLFRIEND in a little over 48 hours - I am SOOOOOO FREAKIN EXCITED but nervous - not sure why I'm nervous...hell, who knows - I just can't wait!Happy Saturday to everyone!
Oops, almost forgot to tell y'all...just got my copy of "Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife" and began reading it Thursday nite around 10:30 p.m.....AWESOME book so far. It's a true story and it's made up of this gal's journal entries - very insightful and relatable (for me anyway). I got my copy at Amazon.com for less than $10 but I think Barnes & Noble is carrying it too. The author is Brenda Wilhelmson - check it out if you are interested.