About Me

Shawna Rae profile picHi all! I am a woman who’s got her first taste of freedom: The kids are off to college and I am taking a break from a writing/editing/publishing career. For the first time in decades, I am relatively stress free. I remarried a few years ago and life has gotten much better … all except for one thing. The drinking habits I picked up along the way are still here. And worsening. And the piper is ready to get paid.

After many fits and starts, I started blogging in an effort to stay connected to people on the same journey as I am. And I set a lofty goal: one year of sobriety. I barely made it out of the gate before having to start over, but that’s OK. I deal in hope and forgiveness these days.

Thanks for stopping by.


UPDATE: On March 31 of last year, I made it to one year! I attribute my success to the blogging online community. If you’re looking for a way to start/continue/finish this sober journey, why not start a blog? It’s free at WordPress, and you will have a wonderful community to support you.

Never have truer words been said than this: If I can do it, anyone can.

SECOND UPDATE: Two year’s sober. Un-freaking-believable. Seriously.

Fall down 1000 times, get up 1001.


Four years, y’all. I do believe in miracles.

24 thoughts on “About Me

  1. You, and many others in this soberverse, give me hope. I just have to have faith that it’s worth it! I recently started my blog 11 days ago and have found it a life line. If you can do it, then I’ll believe I can too.

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  2. Wow. I can’t believe how similar our stories are. What a blessing to have found your blog. Keep the faith as you are helping others more than you know.

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    1. Thank you so much! I apologize for the delay in responding — I’ve been on the road. And thank you for the encouragement. Blogging is weird in that unless you get a comment back, you feel like you’re just sending this stuff out into outer space. Love your photos, by the way. ; )

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  3. Two years! Absolutely amazing. Your story is proof that one day at a time those small decision matter. In sobriety and creation 😉 Now…what’s that story waiting to be written today? I can’t wait to read it… Xx

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