A Dream is a Promise You Give Yourself
November 2023 | Gratitude | Our Personal Stories

A Dream is a Promise You Give Yourself

Instead of crashing at the gates of alcoholic hell, she got to have cake with her good sober friends

I took my last drink on February 19, 1997, making February 20 my AA birthday. In my drinking life, I wet my pants once on a date and I couldn’t understand why the man didn’t want to come upstairs for a nightcap. I vomited in my sleep, blacked out with regularity and slept with men who belonged to other women. I slept with men I didn’t even remember meeting, left jobs before I could be fired and said things I’ve regretted to people I didn’t want to hurt. I took advantage of friends when I shouldn’t have, smashed my face and almost fell out a window. My life was completely unmanageable.


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