Weather Blues

What the hell happened?  It went from 90 degree weather to this relentless cold and constant rain.  It’s been a week.  And I’m suffocating!  My shoe selection has diminished by at least 70%, and if you know me, that’s a BFD.  Gone are the days of tank tops and heels.  We flat-out skipped an entire […]

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Alcoholism at 4am

This is a previously published essay by Light Hustler, which can be found on Medium.com, along with other writings of mine by searching Emily Redondo. 4:09 am. I stare at the clock. Wide awake but paralyzed, I just lay there waiting because I know what’s coming. It’s that alcoholic insomnia. What is it about the 4 […]

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Taking My Breast Pump to Rehab

I’ve been able to write quite a stack of essays about different times in my life, little snapshots of moments, some more painful than others.  I’ll post them from time to time, as another glimpse into the reality of alcoholism.  And the miracle of recovery… The staff had no idea what to do with me.  […]

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It just might work this time!

Today is quite a day for me.  If by chance you are reading this, it means I somehow managed to create a working website.  Holy shit.  My fingers are crossed so tight they just might snap into little pieces. Technology is not a friend of mine.  As soon as I start to realize I don’t […]

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Your Bravest Day

  “Start over, my darling.  Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it.  Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to.”  -Madalyn Beck   What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?  Think about it. The first and most obvious one for me is […]

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