• dorothyparker posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Day 122.
    Just been for a 5k run, a film festival movie (PJ Harvey doco) and now teaching #1 son how to roast a chicken with vegetables.
    Life is good.
    I’m actually looking forward to the working week starting.
    Mondays used to be the absolute bane of my existence when I was drinking.
    I wasn’t a Sunday night drinker, but the remanent of Friday night and Saturday meant that I was always sluggish and unmotivated on Mondays. I just wanted the day to be done.
    We have one life. I don’t want to rush through day after day, just living for the weekend.
    I am fortunate enough to have an interesting job that I actually enjoy. I don’t take that for granted. I know I am lucky, but I work long hours and I work hard.
    Being AF helps me deal with stressful situations much better than I used to (I may be AF, but I ain’t perfect, shit is still hard but that’s ok) and negotiate people/things about my job that I don’t like.
    Would I like to win lotto and never work again? Yes. Well, I’d probably get bored but yes, having to work constantly can be hard.
    Is my life the best it can be? Not yet, but it’s a lot closer than it was 123 days ago.
    I’m a better wife, better parent, better boss and co worker. I have more energy, and finally I might be starting to lose a little weight too.
    And this is after 122 days – which is not that long in the scheme of things.
    What have I lost by not drinking?
    I still socialise. I haven’t actually missed not drinking at all. There has been NO DOWNSIDE. There are only positives in being AF.
    I don’t wish I did this earlier. I have no real regrets about my ridiculous drunken behaviour now. They are just funny stories in the fabric of whats made me me.
    I think it was all about timing, and my time is now. Maybe its your time too.

Living Sober by NZ Drug Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Built with love by Bamboo Creative and powered by Flywheel. 2019.

Forgot your details?

Create Account