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Relocating from CO to TN to pursue a life-long dream of starting a farmstead. I’m a #sober adventurer. Follow along!

There’s a chill in the air this morning. It’s 6 AM; I’m up with only the rooster and my dog. This part of the day is my favorite: it’s quiet, crisp from the darkness that just broke, and contemplative.

Old Ford Truck. Author’s photo.

Little Hump Mountain, Tennessee. Photo by Mike Lento on Unsplash

A weird place that has challenged me, questioned me, loved me, and healed me. From this spring board, I’m ready to take on what’s next. I couldn’t have done it without you, Crestone.

A rainstorm over the Rockies in Crestone, Colorado. Author’s photo.


Five facts that you need to consider before your next drink.

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The largest single use of ethanol is as engine fuel.

I’ve been sober for forty days. My journey, however, started two years ago. This isn’t a story of falling on and off the wagon. There’s a little bit of that in my past, sure. This is a story of unintended sobriety. A two-year journey of holistic healing. A story about how quitting alcohol is the easiest part of getting sober.

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Yes, it was that stupid.

We all drink because of our traumas.

Most people consider rock bottom to mean homelessness, street corners, begging, and brown paper sacks. My high-functioning addiction kept me prisoner far longer than societally accepted rock bottom ever did.

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One Month Sober: What I’ve Learned so Far.

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For thirty years, I craved more. Only after many years of self-work and self-discovery did I realize that they key to my happiness was less.

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The universe stepped in and saved me from my alcoholism

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