June 2019 | Letting Go of Resentments

Totally Empty

After that final bottle of scotch, she made the call to end the pain

I was a skinny, awkward kid in a world I didn’t understand, where I always felt ill-equipped. I discovered alcohol in the seventh grade and I drank all the way through high school. My pattern of drinking was simple: I drank, got drunk, blacked out and then passed out. Once in a while, I got violently ill.


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