Two Milestones: Sober Birthday & the Blogiversary

The month of April signals two milestones for me: Eight years of sobriety and One year of blogging here at On Becoming Maria. My Drinking Journey- Part 2  (You can read Part 1 here) A little over a year after I began attending Alcoholics Anonymous, while sitting in a meeting, I listened to a man…

Raped, Alcoholic Goddess

Yesterday, while visiting a takeout place familiar to me, I saw a woman I had never seen before. And there was this beautiful energy between us, a vibe. She saw me and I saw her. We exchanged brief pleasantries as I paid at the drive-thru window and she handed me my food. I felt the…

I Once Had a Penchant for Making Prank Calls

Back in the day, before there was caller I.D., I developed a penchant for making prank calls. At eighteen, access to new adulthood was exotic and heady, there were so many choices of irresistable rules for breaking, calling strangers in the middle of the night to rouse them from slumber and then hang up seemed…

As I Emerge From The Frumpy Adult World

Nothing is random or arbitrary. I continue in having to relearn that lesson. I understand it intellectually, but that’s not enough, I need the reminders which come to me through repeat experiences. Lately, there have been occasions when I want to hold back on the writing here. I want to keep to myself some of…