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…

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…

Fourteen Years ~ Happy Anniversary, Baby!

I wasn’t supposed to be here, this happily married, this ecstatic about life, this lucky in love. According to my conscious mind and my flawed human understanding, life as I knew it had been blowing chunks for so many years, a know-it-all like me was left no other choice than to step in and drive…