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Episode 61: I was a Functional Alcoholic

Season 6 - Life in High School
Season 6 - Life in High School
Episode 61: I was a Functional Alcoholic

Show Notes

In the years of ‘86 and ‘87, it was a tumultuous time. I was blessed to go to 4 different countries and get my first teaching job, but I heavily struggled with drugs and alcohol. At the same time, I was in a relationship with a man twice my age and my friends were pulling away from me. In this episode, I explore being a functional alcoholic and the struggles I endured because of it. 

Key Takeaways: 

[4:21] Drinking and drugs, friends leaving me behind, and moving back home 

[5:32] Working at a bar and drinking on my shift 

[10:27] Moving in with Alyssa and working for a running magazine 

[14:59] Continuing to make bad choices and my drinking and drug use getting worse

[16:52] Being bad at managing money and working just to pay the bills 

[22:02] Applying and receiving a teaching position to get my life back on track 

[23:07] Going to Switzerland and beginning a relationship with a man twice my age 

[25:01] Not being a great teacher at a job that wasn’t right for me

[26:56] Getting an assistant coaching job and getting into a car accident

[29:22] Moving in with Bob and having an abusive relationship

[31:39] Traveling, being a functioning alcoholic, and being successful

[32:47] The trip from hell: Hawaii 

[36:01] Starting to understand what was going on in my life 

[37:40] Transitions are difficult 

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