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A daily journal on sobriety. From the second day sober to present. This is an honest catalog of my thoughts and emotions as I battle the disease of Alcoholism. This podcast was initially intended to serve myself and help me record my progress. However, others can follow along too. Follow me on this journey if you are battling Alcoholism. You are not alone, no matter where you are. If you're new to sobriety, the chronological catalog of journals may provide motivation along the way. If you're a veteran, they may remind you where you been and how far you came. Embrace the light and defeat the darkness.

A daily journal on sobriety. From the second day sober to present. This is an honest catalog of my thoughts and emotions as I battle the disease of Alcoholism. This podcast was initially intended to serve myself and help me record my progress. However, others can follow along too. Follow me on this journey if you are battling Alcoholism. You are not alone, no matter where you are. If you're new to sobriety, the chronological catalog of journals may provide motivation along the way. If you're a veteran, they may remind you where you been and how far you came. Embrace the light and defeat the darkness.
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Philippines

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A daily journal on sobriety. From the second day sober to present. This is an honest catalog of my thoughts and emotions as I battle the disease of Alcoholism. This podcast was initially intended to serve myself and help me record my progress. However, others can follow along too. Follow me on this journey if you are battling Alcoholism. You are not alone, no matter where you are. If you're new to sobriety, the chronological catalog of journals may provide motivation along the way. If you're a veteran, they may remind you where you been and how far you came. Embrace the light and defeat the darkness.

Language:

English

Contact:

+63 45 348 4173


Episodes

You're Worth It

11/14/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. Today I talked about what would happen if I decided to drink. I either get drunk now or later. If I pick up my first drink, it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. I went on to talk about how I'm worth it. My sobriety is for myself. I don't owe it to anyone to have to drink.

Duration:00:15:52

For Today

11/13/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. I finished my back story and am back to the present moment. After moving to the Philippines I continued my drinking until 65 days ago. I am happy to be sober today. Things are going forward, no longer backwards.

Duration:00:16:43

The Big Move

11/12/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I moved to the Philippines to be with my love.

Duration:00:17:59

Freedom (I Left)

11/11/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I passed all sections of my CPA exam, got honorably discharged from the military, completed 45 days of PTSD in patient treatment, and had not ties to staying home. I was free and so I left. I sold everything I owned and left.

Duration:00:22:34

Things Fell Apart

11/10/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. Today I continued my back story. I was jailed, lost my license for a longer period, faced more jail time, was kicked out of military, and fired from job. I fell apart mentally and emotionally but kept going forward studying my CPA exam. I moved out of my home into my own apartment where I did nothing but study for about 8 months. I continued my drinking while doing so.

Duration:00:14:35

Jailed

11/9/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I was given another chance to stay in the military, started a public accounting position while studying for the CPA exam, interviewed by an FBI agent, and was jailed for an offense that was not my fault. Drinking continued on and off.

Duration:00:12:06

My Second DUI

11/8/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I got my second DUI after driving while blackout drunk. I was in trouble with the law, went to inpatient treatment and started talking to a Psychologist and Veterans Service Officer about PTSD. Started drinking again after 3 months of sobriety.

Duration:00:13:44

NODAPL

11/7/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I started college for my 2nd Bachelor's in Accounting. Was drinking heavier than ever before, couldn't keep a job, was transferred units in the Army, and served on State Active Duty during the North Dakotan Pipeline Protests. No Dakota Access Pipeline. My drinking ensued...on and off...

Duration:00:28:38

I Started Drinking Again

11/7/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I worked as a laborer for a year, graduated college, started and ended a great internship, and while on vacation decided to start drinking again after 14 months of sobriety.

Duration:00:16:40

Back In Army

11/5/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I was out of military, got fired from coal yard, moved back home, took another laborer position and lived with my dad. Army contacted me and told me to report to drill. I was to be an Army Cook. I was sober for all of this.

Duration:00:06:42

The Coal Yard

11/4/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I was discharged from the military, moved out of state, and started working in a coal yard. I suffered and was humbled. I was fired from job and moved back home. All while staying sober. ***EDIT***: The podcast states I had 300-500 semi trucks passing our approach each day. That statement was a mistake. I meant to say 300-500 semi trucks per week.

Duration:00:17:04

Discharged Take One

11/3/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I turned myself into my chain of command in the army that I was using drugs. Then began the process of discharging me from the military. I stayed in college, took a job out of state, started working as a laborer in a coal yard and was out of the military (or so I thought). I was started abstinence from alcohol again.

Duration:00:17:09

I Smoked Pot

11/2/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I quit my crappy job, started college again, tried joining ROTC and eventually started drinking and using again. I turned myself into the authorities.

Duration:00:07:28

Dark Times

11/1/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. Continued back story. Parents divorced, I was full of anger, confusion and sadness. I dropped out of school, worked a crap job while returning to drinking. Bad neighbors caused additional hardship, I almost hurt someone but reported myself into the Veterans Hospital.

Duration:00:13:34

The Divorce

10/31/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. Continued backstory today. I got my first DUI, sent to another army school, started college at NDSU again and my parents got divorced. Small period of sobriety until divorce happened. I dropped out of school, had a breakdown and started drinking excessively again. Life was miserable.

Duration:00:15:45

I Ran

10/30/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. My continued back story. I was 24 and ran from the problems I created. I wound up in a Pentecostal church, started to change, got involved with the wrong girl, created more problems, started drinking again...and eventually ran back home after being gone 4 years.

Duration:00:11:46

George The Musician Pt. 3

10/29/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. I continued my backstory today. I was drinking excessively, moved out of the party house, and was growing in popularity as a musician. My life was an alcohol infused chaos, but I eventually wised up and started my first experience trying to live sober.

Duration:00:10:51

Goerge The Musician Pt. 2

10/28/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. I continued my backstory today with my alcoholic escapades as a musician/artist at the age of 23. At this time in my life my ego was growing and I also moved into a large party home...one of my biggest mistakes in life. I was insane in my drinking.

Duration:00:10:32

George The Musician Pt. 1

10/27/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. Today I wrote more on my return from the Iraq war. I moved into a home with a fellow veteran, began college, started performing music and drank often.

Duration:00:13:19

Returning From War

10/26/2019
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A daily chronological log/journal of sobriety beginning from day 2. Today I wrote about returning from the Iraq war. How returning from war was difficult and my thoughts and feelings towards so. Many soldiers may relate to my thoughts and feelings. Many soldiers, like me, turned to alcohol and bars to find solace.

Duration:00:05:35