Web Exclusive: I Cannot Wear that Sick Mask Anymore
Challenge after challenge hit her, but she kept going with the help of a sober routine.
"When I get hurt or something comes up I instantly go into injured mode, not physically—emotionally. The old Cindy returns, but this time it is not comfortable to be in that skin."
This road on Emotional Sobriety has been a tough, but enduring road—as long as I persevere and continue on the path, not my path.
I had my first learning experience after the desire to drink left me: I was 2 1⁄2 years sober and some situations had arose in my life that I was not aware of. My son was being harmed, and when I awoke from this heavy fog, I can tell you it was all but peaceful and very emotional to stay on the beam. That was in May 1999. I resorted back to my old self; based on fear and anger, I slowly but surely in my mind went back to my old thinking. I slowly but... Login to read more
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