Sober in Vegas: Things I didn’t know I could do…

A recent Vegas sunset for you all to enjoy

I have been a bit absent so please accept my apologies….there are some exciting things happening over here but they haven’t come to total fruition yet so I don’t want to jinx anything.

What I can tell you is I’ve been submitting some of my writing to a few places–nothing huge–but a few article submissions here and there over the past month.

And guess what…PEOPLE WROTE ME BACK. WTF. WHaaaaaattttTTT?!

At first I was speechless.

I thought I would just email my thoughts and stories into the void and never hear back.

And I was okay with it.

Right now for me what’s important is that I am writing.

Back when I drank I had dreams of being a writer.  My mom has always been my biggest cheerleader and I remember even as a kid her telling me she thought I should write.

But when I discovered alcohol I abandoned my pen (ahem..keyboard) for a quicker, easier fix.

I’d think, “Man, I should sit down and write about the places I love” and then I’d pour myself a double bourbon and blackout only to wake the next morning feeling sad that I hadn’t done anything with my night.

Anyway–during my heavy drinking being a writer was really only an aspiration.

But having this blog to write about the state I love the most and my struggles with sobriety has been such good exercise for my writing muscles.

I never thought I’d be able to get it together enough to actually submit something.

I know I’ll still have days of doubt, still have days of self-loathing, but for today I am grateful for my sobriety, for the desert sun, and for new mornings. <3

Thank you for reading and happy sobering friends!

19 thoughts on “Sober in Vegas: Things I didn’t know I could do…

    1. haha you are too sweet! not sure that I am there yet…so much further to go and I know I have lots to learn..but thank you for your kind words <3

  1. Fantastic! I wish you the best of success with that, your writing is great. In this sober run I’ve managed to start the same process with my illustration work so I know how exciting it can be. It’s amazing how much we can achieve when we’re not dulling ourselves into zombiehood with booze 🙂

    1. that is so awesome about your illustrations, congratulations! Yes, crazy how much free time suddenly appears without alcohol…❤️❤️

    1. hopefully will have some things finalized soon and either way it just feels good to have gotten motivated, you know? thank you so much for your words of encouragement ❤️❤️

  2. When I read your travel posts, I really feel like I’m reading a travel article that could be in a magazine or newspaper! Congratulations on your article submissions! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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