Dream Big (or even at all will do)

One of the greatest joys of being sober is doing shit you never even dreamed of… I didn’t have such a great imagination when I was drinking. Sure, I could sit on a barstool & tell you I was going to run a marathon the year I turned 30 (even though I’d never run moreContinue reading “Dream Big (or even at all will do)”

Pity Party for One

Yesterday, a woman with two wiener dogs made me cry. This is notable primarily because I rarely cry out in the wild because someone did something to upset me. Not anymore, at least. Here’s what happened: I was trying to deliver a book to a customer that lives in an apartment on the second floorContinue reading “Pity Party for One”

Grace & Ease

When I signed up for AA*, it was with the understanding that they were going to fix me. Although I’d mostly pulled my shit together from the outside, on the inside I was a mess. I felt suffocated by shame, terrified of actually experiencing real emotion, and mostly just broken. Oh, and I was completelyContinue reading “Grace & Ease”

It’s Funny. And It’s Not.

When quarantine feels a little too weighty for me–when the stark gravity of living in a horror-filmesque world puts me right on the razor’s edge of true terror–I pause and think how much worse it would be if I was still drinking. And it always makes me laugh. Because holy mother of pearl, I wasContinue reading “It’s Funny. And It’s Not.”

Sometimes Life Happens in Odd Places

“God is either everything, or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn’t.” I sat on an overstuffed couch that was a little too deep for my feet to comfortably reach the floor in a church basement illuminated by lamplight. I sipped my bubbly water and looked around at the small group assembled,Continue reading “Sometimes Life Happens in Odd Places”

Welcome to Remotely Intellectual!

Welcome to Remotely Intellectual! Grab a cup of coffee & let’s discuss life. Parenting? Oh, yeah. I’ll write about that in all it’s messy glory. Recovery? Yup. It’s the basis of everything good in my life. So it comes up quite a bit. Spirituality? Oof. I’m a hot mess on that one. But you can watch my explorations unfold right here! Atlanta? Love it! And coffee.