I am so excited to have a few minutes to update today--little one is sleeping in the basinet near me and I'm taking advantage of these moments to write. I've missed writing on this blog so much that I'm giving up the possibility of an hour of sleep to update...! Only a few weeks into being … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Retro Vegas
Friends! It has been so long. I apologize.... ...the past two months were full of end of pregnancy, giving birth, and trying to figure out how a baby works. So many emotions, fears, joys, tears, laughs, and new experiences. I can hardly even process it all. It's wonderful and scary and overwhelming and exciting. I will … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Becoming a mom and two things I meant to post weeks ago…!
Hello out there! Is everyone enjoying pumpkin apple cider spice latte season? I know the stores always try and make us rush through fall for later winter holidays, but I've been trying to savor and enjoy the days getting shorter and crisper and cooler. If you all can believe it, we've been getting down in … Continue reading Sober In Vegas: Winchester Cultural Center
I am delighted to add yet another location to the alcohol-free list of things to do here in Las Vegas. After doing this blog for about 10 months, I can't believe there are still so many places to visit and enjoy here in Vegas for those of us who are in recovery or choose not to … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Priscilla Fowler Fine Art
Before today's post, I wanted to share two quick sobriety related articles that made me really happy--hope you enjoy: The Salt featured an article about the growing demand for non alcoholic craft beverages--hooray! I am happy businesses are starting to realize we'd love more options than a water... The Kitchn posted from the perspective of … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Healing Garden
Hi Friends, I have been feeling especially blue this past week, not sure if it's pregnancy hormones, every tragedy that has been happening throughout North America (from shootings to hurricanes to earthquakes to wildfires to all of the ones I'm sure I'm missing because it feels that overwhelming right now) or just the general changing … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Beck, or the soundtrack to falling in love with your city as a teenager
Hello out there, My soul is still just so heavy with the events of this past week. My heart is with the victims and families of those present at the event on Sunday night and all those who experienced trauma that evening. I try not to be political here, and all I can say is … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Miracles are Brewing… Fellow Sober Vegas Local Carly Benson
Hi All, Some of you emailed and some of you commented, I wanted to write a quick note to say I am physically safe here in Las Vegas and thank you so much for checking in. I want to keep this post short and informative for you all. If you are looking to donate, Steve … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Update from Vegas
So I accidentally deleted the First Friday post! 😦 Not sure if any of you have ever seen something in Drafts that was actually published, but sadly I thought I was deleting an old draft post on First Friday but instead deleted the real post! I may try and salvage the post, and if any … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Whoops, now I know….
Before today's post, I wanted to bring up a few things over the past few weeks that are bringing me joy: --This Podcast Episode of Death Sex & Money: Husband and Wife musicians Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires talk about sobriety (Jason is sober 5 years), life changes with a little one (they just had … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Breakfast at Babystacks
Probably you're wondering what my college debt and my sobriety have to do with each other. Until recently, I didn't feel like they were really related. First, some background. When I graduated high school I was very lucky to have choices. We didn't have very much money, but I had gotten good grades throughout school … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Thoughts on Student Debt
My brain has a way of inventing comforting and dangerous lies around my early drinking days. This morning a friend posted a picture from a party circa 2004 that wasn't even of me--it was of a house I lived in when I was about 20, and the picture happened to be in the hallway leading … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: On nostalgia and alcohol