Mary McBrearty
My name is Mary, a 37 years old living in Northern Ireland. I got sober over 6 years ago and made it into recovery 3 yrs ago. It was the best decision I could have made. Alcohol took so much from me. I was on my knees spiritually, mentally and emotionally. I wanted to end my life. I was full of fear and just didn’t know how to take any joy out of living. I have so much more peace in my life now because of AA and the 12 steps. I have learned how to be grateful in recovery. I enjoy living. My creative gifts are coming back after many years. I love Arts and Crafts like doing mosaics and metal stamping. I also like singing and playing guitar. Most recently I have started to write again. Expressing myself in all these ways helps me emotionally. My two dogs Ruby and Rocky have also been a great support to me in my recovery. Of course I have difficult times now and again but I feel safe and secure knowing I am part of a loving recovery family.

The Way Out – By Mary McBrearty

I sat alone, the silence deafening and asked myself how did my life come to this?, I knew the drink wasn’t working anymore, It didn’t take away the pain like before. It took away my laughter, my creativity and the years, My head told me I didn’t have the strength or courage to live without it I thought I couldn’t go on….. Like in a dream you spoke to me and said “I know the road you have traveled has been a rocky one, I can see you feel desperate, frightened and alone. But if you take your last bit of strength and come with me, I will show you the way out so you can be free.” I looked at the road ahead which led to the edge of a cliff I walked over and looked up and down, A thick mist covered everything above and all of the… Continue reading