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I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio in a home with an alcoholic parent. I am now 27, and seeking treatment for my own alcoholism. I will be documenting the process here, along with links to resources, and interviews with experts pertaining to alcoholism, recovery, and living life not wasted.
"At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."
I found myself comforted by this book, like I was walking alongside Cheryl as I work to move farther from my own painful past toward an unknown, but ultimately more promising future. Pick it up for a reading break that will make you reflect while you race to get to the next page.