Audio: Little Chick in the Grass

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i have an audio podcast subscription thingy, and this is podcast #19.

Remember the little tiny baby chick? She’s back, but in this audio she’s lost in the grass. This audio is about not getting squished in traffic.

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I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Listened and will listen again this evening. Wonderful metaphor. Don’t worry too much about mixing them up. We love you. Super highway is right, right to the liquor cabinet. That was me at 5PM everyday. I’ve gotten out of my car and put on my hiking boots and have taken a road less traveled, just to see what’s on it.

  • Perfect metaphor. I too am impatient. I want the new road to be paved and me already traveling on it, but I don’t want to wait around for all the construction to take place. Not to mention the time and energy. If I’m on board with something, I want it to happen immediately.

    I dream of just falling asleep for a year, then waking up with one year of sobriety under me. However, I know this wouldn’t work and would just be a set up. Sure it would give me a year sober, but I would not have had the opportunity to experience life sober. It’s getting through all those experiences sober that you once did buzzed that creates success. All the emotions that you must go through, sober. All of life’s curve balls without saying “f-it” this is too overwhelming sober. All the celebrations that called for alcohol, sober.

    Also, I can’t tell you how many times I’d get through a book club sober, a party, or any other social gathering only to find myself the following day with a drink in my hand. It would baffle me. How can I get through these events, only to find that I reward myself with the one thing I’m trying to give up?

    Working on day 5.

    • : ) so now you know to get yourself a treat right away when you do something ‘big’. just cuz. think I’ll get some hot chocolate right now in fact! who else wants some?

  • Get out the weed whacker! I am ready to make a new super dooper highway. Newer, cleaner, faster. One with defined lines and a big fat passing lane. Yes, I am impatient. I realize it takes time. Good thought about planning a treat even months into sobriety when you know you’ve been a really good chick. peep, peep!

  • It was cool to hear your voice, even with laryngitis! Yep, treading that path in the grass can be tiresome and boring, but it is also purposeful and important.