"My name is Sharon, I am an alcoholic. I am also a Gemini, a natural blonde, insane, a smoker, a Londoner, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin, a customer, an idiot, a shop lifter, a verbal skip, and an addictive personality type. I am also a poet, an expert on bottle stores and I could actually live next door to you. In case you didn’t quite get it, I am a woman too.
The most common response to all this would be: “You don’t look like, an Alcoholic.”
I am expected to wear my life history on my face. I have been married to the same man I met 28 years ago and my children still look at me with pride. I haven’t lost my job or my money but I lost my mind, my dignity, my social skills, my confidence and my ability to sing Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’ to anyone who would listen. Oh, and a red shoe once.
Now you know everything about me. Glad that’s out of the way. Life is better when we start off honestly." - Sharon Worrall