I am Clarice, a 44-year-old mom, middle manager, Ironman triathlete, and former alcoholic. I live in the Boulder, CO area. Over the past eight years, I have drastically changed every aspect of my life, beginning with my decision in June 2010 to give up alcohol forever (I do not subscribe to the Alcoholics Anonymous one-day-at-a-time approach). This blog is a collection of my reflections on these painful and wonderful transitions and my musings on life in general. I would love to hear your comments, whether they are constructive, supportive or critical. Thanks for stopping by!