A Smooth Finish
April 2021 | Fun in Sobriety

A Smooth Finish

With a saw, a sander, some two-byfours and a gallon of finish, a newly sober man builds a busy life

When I was drinking, I was the opposite of ambitious. On paper, my professional life was fine, but my career had plateaued. I also had largely stopped communicating with most friends and family. Regret and drinking were my hobbies, and I was good at both. Soon my life was hollowed out with rot.


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