CAN YOU ENJOY MUSIC CONCERTS SOBER? I AM AND THIS IS WHY.

CAN YOU ENJOY MUSIC CONCERTS SOBER? I AM AND THIS IS WHY.

I didn't ever know if I could enjoy music the way I once  did prior to my last drink, but now the notes sound clearer and the lyrics speak to me in a different way.

"Music is probably the only real magic I have ever encountered in my life.
There's not some trick involved with it.
It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates. And does all these incredible things."  - R.I.P -Tom Petty

HOW TO RECLAIM YOUR LIFE IN RECOVERY

HOW TO RECLAIM YOUR LIFE IN RECOVERY

My weekend at Forecastle was much more than a celebration of music and fun, it forced me to not only listen to my own thoughts about sobriety and addiction issues, but it forced me to hear it from others just like myself. My three days of music at Forecastle was not only a celebration of our first 90 days of sharing our message, but it was a combination of how much our story truly means to complete strangers. We were able to connect with new friends and listen to their stories, whether our message was being worn to honor a loved one that had passed away, or to show support for a friend, our message gave hope that life should be lived, because it is short. Addiction is real, and no matter how much we want to run away we will never outrun our own shadow, even Peter Pan had to learn that.