I am a single father.
I am an attorney.
I am an alcoholic who hasn’t had a drink in a very long time.
I created this blog sixty days into a three year, court imposed, hiatus from alcohol. I wrote an about page and drafts of nine blog post. Only the about page got published, and I’m altering that now
I last drank alcohol on January 26, 2014. As this was an externally imposed hiatus, I knew it would be my last day drinking for a while. I drank all day long. I remember three things from that day. I remember cleaning my bathroom with so much bleach I felt light headed. (The idea of too much bleach never occurs to a person who shares a bathroom with two 7 yr old boys.) I remember a twitter conversation about the appropriateness of sorority members dancing on elevated surfaces. I remember being blown away by a performance at the GRAMMYs by a group I had never heard of before. (Imagine Dragons w/ Kendrick Lamar)
This about post was edited on July 27, 2015. I have not consumed alcohol in exactly 18 months. I have learned a lot about myself in that time. Abstaining from alcohol was not as difficult as I imagined, which is not to say that it was easy. The effect was huge. One of the things that I do regret is not documenting the experience here. I hope do a better job going forward.
Some of you are sticklers for math. You’re thinking, 1138 days is more than 3 years even if you include the 1/4 days accounted for in leap years. You are correct. This will be explained in due time.