This Blog: A Gift and A Curse

Not very long ago, I was embarrassed by this blog, even while I loved it, and it loved me, even while it tenderly and firmly massaged into existence, some of my best prose. In my writing research, because I was new to the writing world, I needed a way to show my work so that…

Yo! Start Telling Your Stories … Like Right Now

I’m not saying everyone needs to be blogging …. not necessarily. Not exactly.  But! What I know for sure— after being on this love journey of mine for the last eight months, after ninety-nine published blog posts here at OBM, after getting to know myself more deeply— is, everyone has stories to tell. And whether…

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…

There Will Be No More Podcast Updates

This lovely man is my rock. For the fourteen years we’ve been married I have basked and thrived in the effusive wellspring of his love. When I have my victories or when my heart is broken, he is the first person I think of, the first one I turn to for sharing. This man gives…