A couple cool things coming up for me in the next while.
Another essay of mine called "Thanks, Breece" will be published soon (not sure when the next issue is out) of Mad Hatters' Review.
Carol and I had been exchanging emails, etc. back in 2008 over the course of about two weeks when she called me one day at the newspaper where I worked. I'm still not sure how she pulled that one off. She didn't spend time with small talk but, instead, went straight into talking about whatever the last thing was we had emailed about. It was this bold, strange, and surprising thing that happened. It was totally a Carol moment. I'll never forget that.
I don't know, it feels like there's more going on than that, but I guess it's just an overall good feeling for me lately. That's probably the thing I'm thinking of. This month will make six months, a half year, that I've been sober. This one is off the charts cool because it's had a hugely positive impact on everything for me. I've been more clear-headed, more productive on every level, happier, more content, reading more, writing more, loving more. Just everything. It's amazing.
I've posted a few things on Facebook about my sobriety and want to take time again here to thank everyone who responded and said kind things or offered any words of encouragement or shared stories with me one-on-one about their own struggles. Can't tell you how much I truly appreciate that. It's a shitdog of an existence, being a drunk. Things are better now. This alone is heaven enough.