As a recovery champion, Kelly—aka The Sober Señorita—is a combination of unflagging positivity, unflinching courage and unqualified candor. She is the embodiment of whatever the Spanish equivalent of joie de vivre is crossed with a certain je ne sais quoi.
The principal motivation for my creativity.
Pain which translated into words which got put into a blog, a blog that a lot of people read now.
My motivation now is spreading the message of hope and recovery.
The principal motivation for my sobriety.
The will to not only live, but to thrive.
My favorite qualities in a person: Compassion, authenticity, zest for life.
What I appreciate most about my friends: That each one is different in their own way. The way they listen and care about what is going on in my life, and the way they make me laugh.
My main fault: I easily absorb the emotions of others.
My favorite occupation: Writer.
My dream of happiness: Waking up every day grateful to be alive, oh wait, I do that now!
My idea of misery: Drugs and alcohol.
My greatest regret: Not asking for help with my addiction.
My proudest moment: Reaching one year sober.
Other than myself, who would I like to be? Gloria Steinem.
Where I would like to live: If money wasn’t a factor and it was feasible for my family, on the beach in Cancun.
My favorite color.
My favorite authors: Janet Evanovich, David Sedaris, Brené Brown, Junot Díaz.
My favorite poets: Maya Angelou.
My favorite creative people: Monet, Picasso, Annie Leibovitz, Frida Kahlo.
My heroes: Vero Boquete, Abby Wambach, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Malala Yousafzai, Elizabeth Warren, Sarah Hepola.
My favorite food and drink: Sushi and sparkling water.
My drug of (lack of) choice when I am using: Alcohol.
What I hate most of all: The brainwashing of minds to be intolerant and full of hate.
The natural talent I’d like to be gifted with: Math skills, a sense of direction, or being crafty.
How I want to die: My soul will live on forever.
My present state of mind.
Faults for which I have the most indulgence: Wanting to say yes to everything.
My favorite motto
Sobriety is the ultimate form of self-love.
ABOUT RECOVERY REVELATIONS™
Our Recovery Revelations Questionnaire is based on the questions of a late 19th century English "confessions album" later mistakenly attributed to French novelist, Marcel Proust. Vanity Fair uses a version for their Proust Questionnaire and James Lipton uses a variation on Inside the Actors' Studio.
You are encouraged to engage the interviewee(s) and explore their answers further in the comments.
If you'd like to be share your Recovery Revelations, please contact Chris for details.