My Year on a Twin Bed

My Year on a Twin Bed

I told you to write the next chapter in your own recovery story, and you said, How, and I said, Climb a mountain, and you said, But I can't, and I said, Get rid of the crap weighing you down, and you said, Fine. And you packed everything you own into a Toyota Camry, and you [...]

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Welcome Upworthy Readers!

Welcome Upworthy Readers!

Honesty can both hurt and heal. I wrote this list of 11 things people don't tell you about growing up with an alcoholic parent, published on Upworthy. But I hope you never read this as, "Follow these steps for a perfect life." Life is messy. And I think it's the messy stuff we need to share to [...]

On Remembering.

On Remembering.

I erased you from my memory. Until I was forced to look you in the eye--in a picture I dug up on Facebook. It's true, I was stalking myself. But it was for a good cause. I needed to share my life story with a group of women I'm doing life with right now. So [...]