Looking Like I Had It Together Made It Harder To Quit Drinking

Kay Allison
3 min readJan 27, 2022

I pretended. I pretended so hard it was exhausting.

Professionally, I looked successful (SVP of a global ad agency). I dressed well. And my kids were in the Gifted & Talented program.

I bragged about whatever I thought would impress you and hid what was really going on behind that hologram of impressiveness.