I regret not getting sober sooner. I was an alcoholic for 18 years and it ruined my life. I’ve been sober now since December 31, 2008. I was let go from two jobs and walked off of another one. People thought I was weird, psycho, you name it. I worry so much about running into people from previous jobs that I avoid certain places to apply for work. Now I find myself at 60 years old, out of work, and not able to get a job. In fact, I’ve been out of work so long that people wonder why. I no longer have the skills or even the money to go back to school to learn something new.
When I was younger, I didn’t think much about my future. Now I do. There’s only two other people left in my family so if I can’t take care of myself, I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. I’m truly, truly worried.