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(Above photo: The face I make when I have to do hard things.) 

Editor’s Note: You’ve noticed by now that we LOVE telling good stories at IntheNOLA.com. Our latest contributor is a really good friend of the IntheNOLA.com family, Ms. Jamie Amos. A transplant to New Orleans, Jamie has made New Orleans (with all its quirks) her home. Join Jamie on her journey of sobriety in New Orleans.
 
Who better to tell you how to live healthier than an alcoholic? Kidding! Giving up the hooch is really no different than any other hard thing we do to improve our lives. You need motivation, commitment, a good support system, and an action plan. I’ve learned quite a few things along the way that have helped me stay committed to my wellness goals. (Yes, my wellness goal is mainly to avoid doing a keg stand in front of Lafitte’s bar on Mardi Gras day, but we don’t have split hairs here.)
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(Above Photo: Utterly exhausted from dancing and completely sober for a Mardi Gras.)
 

Editor’s Note: You’ve noticed by now that we LOVE telling good stories at IntheNOLA.com. Our latest contributor is a really good friend of the IntheNOLA.com family, Ms. Jamie Amos. A transplant to New Orleans, Jamie has made New Orleans (with all its quirks) her home. Join Jamie on her journey of sobriety in New Orleans.
 
Party Girl
 
Like all good alcoholics, I found my way to sobriety reluctantly. In my first recovery meeting, I looked around the room and scoffed at the losers on metal fold-out chairs around me. I didn’t belong there. I was convinced I didn’t really have a problem, not like they did.
 
I thought of my youth as rightfully wasted on one long party. Unashamed and full-throttle rebellious, I was proud of my toughness. I challenged boys to drinking games and won. I whipped bottles through the air and revelled in a life lived so close to its gleaming edge. Regret did not come easily to me.
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