Little by little.
Little movements towards change.
First time 5pm rolls by and you don't pour yourself a drink.
First Friday night without booze.
First entire weekend spent sober.
First time you wake after 8 uninterrupted hours sleep.
First time you look in the mirror and notice a change.
First time you move into your day feeling positive and strong.
First BBQ without drinking.
First sober wedding. First Christmas. First birthday. First concert.
First time something simple hits you as something glorious.
First time you feel pure unadulterated joy.
First time you cry gutteral tears.
First time your anger hits you like intense rage.
First time you tell someone your truth.
First time someone shares their truth back.
First time someone says you're brave, you're amazing, you're an inspiration. I'm so proud of you.
Little by little. Inch by inch. Step by step. Hour by hour. Day by day.
Little movements towards monumental change.
Just take the little steps. Notice the firsts. Enjoy the change.
You've got this.
Mrs D xxx