Unable to sleep I got up and scribbled this, my thoughts as my school faces the threat of closure.
It’s Tuesday and this is the one day of the week when I am at home alone*. There are endless jobs to be done, so there is very little reason to be idle, but idle is my default mode; energy-saving is my specialty. So when I am home alone it is easy for me to […]
For Christmas I received a wonderful book titled Letter To My Younger Self, a compilation of interviews with various celebrities, where they consider what they would tell their 16 year old selves about what life holds for them. A Twitter pal and I wondered together what we would write to our 16-year-old counterparts if we […]
That simple sentence sent a shiver down my spine this evening . A sudden jolt and I am reminded of that feeling as I gulped down my first glass of champagne of the night. Oh, I was a decadent drunk; every good night started with champagne and a Friday wasn’t a Friday without it, but […]
Last week I wrote my story. I detailed an open and honest account of my drinking and how I came into recovery from alcoholism. As I was writing it I realised that, for easily twenty years, I had been having an internal dialogue about my behaviour around alcohol that I had never shared with anyone […]
Hi. I’m Matt, I’m an alcoholic. I have been saying those words regularly now for the past four months. Whilst on holiday during the Easter break I finally admitted to another person that I was not able to control my drinking; I recognised previously damaging behaviours becoming more and more prevalent and the fantasy that […]
The other day I responded to a Twitter post from someone sober who was thinking about picking up again, but only drinking once-a-week and just 2-4 drinks. Their query; is this achievable? My response was simple: “In my opinion only people who can’t do this ask that question.” I say that because for the last […]