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 ShubalyShane HinesIan SheridanMichelle 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.

[posted: May 2015]