…5 o’clock

In the days when every night ended with multiple glasses of wine, my daily responsibilities and routine were the switch that kept my drinking in check.  The carpool and committee meetings, and the daily tasks I carried out as Family Manager, ensured that no wine was poured before 5pm. God knew that the time would come for me when those superficial controls would disappear.  Children would go … Continue reading …5 o’clock

Behind the facade….

I am Kate Spade.  For those of you who know me beyond my writing, let me clarify.  I have not ever considered suicide, but who knows what would have happened if I had not gotten help and stopped drinking.  Kate Spade obviously struggled with mental health, whether or not she drank.  I have struggled with alcoholism, also a mental health disease.  Alcoholics drink to change … Continue reading Behind the facade….