Creative Nonfiction –
May 3, 2018 – Finding one’s path to sobriety can have a similar “make it your own” quality. During my previous attempts to quit drinking I learned that there was a limit for how long I could white-knuckle my way through sobriety. I’ve tried a lot of things to curb my drinking: denial, self-improvement, personal discovery, new hobbies—you name it. I eventually forced myself to go to an AA meeting. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I found myself listening to impassioned tales from transformed people. There were equal doses of warm camaraderie and grating personalities; it’s enough to both make you melt in your chair and want to walk out of the room.