I believe my alcoholism is a disease of misdirection, first in thought and then in deed. But now, as a recovering alcoholic/addict, my daily work is to direct myself to healthy, balanced freedom. I've really resisted that word: balanced. It seemed like a word only old people used, people who didn't care about having fun anymore.
2013 has brought me magnificent changes in my body, mind and spirit. I've continued to work the Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous and now Al-Anon as well. I surf and write and play and work... and I have fallen deeply in love in a way that I did not think was possible.