***Submitted by Anonymous
I am a 53-year-old wine drinker whose imbibing has exploded into
I have just gone through a massive transition in the
last few months: moved to another state, beloved daughter graduated
from high school and is in college, my own parents are aging and
beginning to drift into dementia.
I've always tried to avoid painful emotions, either through sex or food
and now it has developed into alcoholism.
I am ready to pull myself in
front of a mirror and say to my sad self: "See, here you are - meet
yourself. Love yourself. Stop avoiding this poor woman."
I want to live an open, clear, clean sober life.
I want to make a
contribution to this world.
I want to meet myself and get to know me.
Is it possible at this late stage?
I'm not sure whether I have hope or
not - my mind is a bit fuzzy at this point!
Thank you for reading this.