Nine Years Sober Today!

Today I am nine years sober. I am very proud of this because walking away from alcohol was NOT easy. There was a lot of shame …. I mean a really lot of shame.  (Yeah yeah, I know, bad grammar. But I’m tired, okay. It’s been a super busy week. My sober birthday is almost…

The Not Easy Shit

Just so we’re clear, this shit ain’t easy. And when I say this shit, I mean writing along the  eclectic levels on which I express. I’m like an amoeba, shrinking, expanding, morphing— showing up in different shapes from moment to moment and one day to the next. I’m not doing it on purpose …. not…

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…