Sondra is the founder of the just-launched The Unruffled an online home for those that "recover through creativity." The self-described multi-passionate creative is also a semi-regular contributor here on The Recovery Revolution. Here she traces a line that passes through Dolly Parton, Mark Twain and Topo Chico.
The principal motivation for my creativity. I can't NOT create. Also, I'm a bit of a busy body.
The principal motivation for my sobriety. Seeking a higher self, sense of purpose and for my family.
My favorite qualities in a person. Sense of humor, subversive even.
What I appreciate most about my friends. Encouraging each other's strengths, supporting in times of distress.
My main fault. Over-commitment.
My favorite occupation. Hard to choose, but I do sew everyday.
My dream of happiness. I'm living it!
My idea of misery. My life right before sobriety.
My greatest regret. Everything in my life has happened the way it's supposed to have happened, no regrets.
My proudest moment. The birth of my two babies.
Other than myself, who would I like to be? I'd like to be each of my kids for a minute.
Where I would like to live. I am so Texan, it's hard to think outside the lines.
My favorite color. It's that perfect shade of pinkish-orange. the color of flamingos and sunsets.
My favorite authors. I love Toni Morrison and Zadie Smith and Mary Karr and Alice Munro and well, ALL the ladies.
My favorite poets. I love Mary Oliver and Sharon Olds.
My favorite composers/musicians. I love Patty Griffin and Rosanne Cash and Stevie Nicks and Dolly Parton and well, ALL the ladies.
My hero(es). My heroes are always regular people who are the real helpers.
My favorite food and drink. Topo Chico and tacos!
My drug of choice when I was using. Always alcohol.
What I hate most of all. I am intolerant of intolerance.
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. I've always wanted to sing like Dolly or Tammy or Loretta.
How I want to die. With peace in my heart, love on my mind, compassion in my soul.
My present state of mind. Bursting at the seams with this one wild and precious life!
Faults for which I have the most indulgence. I am sometimes optimistic to a fault.
My favorite motto.
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
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