Here We Are


[originally published October 17, 2015]


I didn't think I'd get this one done today. I was wrecked after work. Not physically; I've had a really easy workday since coming off the overtime list. No, today I was plagued with depressive energy off and on, and by the time I got home I was essentially wrecked. 

My bed demanded attention. But before I went out I texted a friend and asked her how she was doing. When you're in recovery, one of the best things you can do is reach out and talk to people you can trust.

At the same time, I made the possibly foolish decision to text The Love of My Life. I wanted to see if she truly never considered me or what I'm going through. The results weren't great.

But then my friend Kandie (not her real name) invited me to the hometown spot, and I got my ass out the bed and rolled Rusty into the car. Sunset Grill and old school homies.

Now Kandie, me and Chaos (not his real name) are chillin in the living room, listening to Stevie and talkin real deep.

Moral of the Story: say yes to last-minute invitations as often as possible. Magical things can happen.

I'm gonna go have a cigarette.