Hi, I'm Jason.
I was born in the UK, raised in NY, currently living in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada with my wife and two sons. I am a recovering alcoholic and took my last drink on January 11, 2018.
In January 2020, my wife bought me an audio book called, We are the Luckiest by Laura McKowen. It was a great book with a ton of relatable content around sobriety and all that comes with it. Under normal circumstances, I would have consumed the content and moved on but that was around the same time the world kind of imploded. Covid-19 and lock downs changed everything. In what seemed like a blink of an eye, local A.A meetings were shut down, school gyms and church basements were no longer accessible and all activities came to a screeching halt. All of my coping mechanisms were gone and I was scared; really scared.
Laura started an online sobriety support group called TLC; The Luckiest Club. Originally, this was suppose to be a stop-gap for local sobriety meetings but as time passed it morphed into something more permanent. In those early days of lock down, I made it my ritual to grab a coffee, sit in the Tim Hortons parking lot, and attend the meetings. People started to notice that every time I shared, I was sitting in my car. Before long, people started calling me "Car Jason."
TLC has been a place of growth and comfort in difficult times. It has given me so much more than I ever expected. I have grown to love the title Car Jason! That is how my community knows me. In fact, when I share from my home, people tend not to recognize me. The car has become a sacred space in my sobriety journey and I would not have it any other way.
I'll share my stories here and see what comes of it. I truly thank you for reading my blog and hope that there will be some nuggets that add value to your life.