A couple of people who've been instrumental (whether they know it or not) in helping this idea come to life, thanks to their own contributions to the sobriety/recovery world are Shannon Shea of Sexy and Sober and Jill Bauer of The Rooms Project. I hope to share their stories in the near future.
Koren Zailckas, Sacha Zimmerman, Caroline Knapp, and Sarah Hepola for their life-changing memoirs.
Mishka Shubaly, Shane Hines, Ian Sheridan, Michelle Karch--for being among the first to say yes.
My new #RecoveryPosse, by Twitter handle: @iflyatnight, @sobercourage, @28daysmore, @KLENandSOBR, @mylaststand_org, @danthestoryman, @hipsobriety, @kjothesmartass, @rcgsunshine, @ryan_a_bell, @kellyfitz11, @surelybutslowly, @laulaubird, @shannonwhaley. So many more, but this already feels like a high school yearbook.
Kristen Johnston for her amazing book, GUTS: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster.
Bree Ryback of Capitol Romance and Kate McCulley of Adventurous Kate for being two of the bloggers who've helped me carve my own way; again, whether they know it or not. Ash Ambirge, Gala Darling, Erika Napoletano, Natalie MacNeil--for their courage in stepping out on their own and the inspiration they give so many others. F-bombs and glitter required.
To my family and friends for their love and support.
Jason Mraz. Because his ♫ music ♫ changed my life.
Now I get why Oscar winners come prepared with speeches.