Sharing Is Healing

In 1989, my life would change. It was a time in my life where I had too many things going on in my life, and well, I had a lot on my plate. I would call them grown up things and well, life was not being kind to me. I lost a job, I was soon being evicted from my apartment and to top it all off, I was a alcoholic. I remember this period of my life like it was just yesterday. I had some friends come down from a town I grew up in and we drank all weekend. I remember when they`re were awaiting their ride back home and we were just sitting around and I was sipping on a beer that Sunday. I was showing them some of my writing and one guy like it. So after they were about to leave I gave them a laugh and shut the door. I walked back to the table where my beer was and proceeded to dump it down the sink. As I did this, I started crying like never before. It was then that I made a decision. I was going to give up alcohol!
That was many years ago and I am still alcohol free and this is where the communication comes in. I have learned that over the years, through keeping a journal that I need to talk/share what I am feeling so I am able to sort through my thoughts. This is not always an easy process but at least I am learning to share. I may fumble my words and thoughts but it is getting easier.
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4 Responses Sep 18, 2012

Wow, you are an interesting person. Good for you. Thank you for sharing. Best to you

Very touching...happy for you :-)

I agree with you, sharing does help you to heal. It gets the things that are bottled up out of your system. I used to keep a lot in but I don't now. I have to let as much as I can out, helps my sanity. I'm glad that you were able to work through some of your issues :)

Writing is an important part of my healing too. Hugs.