I love that I am fully alert in every conversation I have.
I love that I don’t spend hours every day thinking about alcohol.
I love that I don’t wake up in the morning feeling guilty and weak.
I love that my kids are watching someone live a full, stimulating life without touching alcohol.
I love that I’m part of a gang of amazing sober people who live authentically and face up to every emotion in the raw – day in, day out.
I love living sober when I’m tired and emotional.
I love living sober when I’m in the middle of a party.
I love living sober when my inbox is bulging and my to-do list is overwhelming.
I love living sober when I’ve got complex people around me acting in tricky ways.
I love living sober when I’m at the supermarket and I’m being offered free wine tastings.
I love living sober when I’m scrolling through social media and bullshit booze ads pop up in my feed.
I love living sober when my kids are messing up the kitchen yet again and I’m trying to order their school stationery online and the dog has just vomited on the carpet.
I love living sober when it’s the middle of the night and yowling neighbourhood cats have woken me up.
I love living sober when I’m standing in a room full of people talking about addiction and trauma and emotions and real stuff.
I love living sober on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I love living sober at 3am, 9am, midday, 4pm, 9pm and midnight.
I just love living sober.
Mrs D xxx