In Recovery, A Gift Can Also Be A Weakness


By Christopher Dale

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In sobriety I’ve found my strongest talent – and my weakest vulnerability.

The thing that I do best I’m doing right now. Writing.

That isn’t to say I’m a great writer, but rather that – all modesty aside – I’m an above-average writer and pedestrian, at best, at pretty much everything else.

More than anything, my gift is sheer happenstance; writing is, I believe, 90% innate talent and 10% cultivation of that talent. And for me, cultivation wasn’t a luxury – it was existential.

I’ve shared before in this space that my God-given talent for the written word saved my life – or, at least, my livelihood. Amid the sloppy, unpresentable descent into alcoholism…click here to continue reading