Sober since September, 2016. Booze has no place in my life. I finally switched my thinking from "I'm missing out" to "I'm free." My recovery journey has taught me so much. I wish I had started it a long time ago, but I'm here now.
“Keeping sober is a matter of continuing to re-educate my mind.” I couldn’t agree more! The pain of a drunken, slurry evening and the hangover the next day are a bit like childbirth … the memory dims as to just how bad it was. That’s why coming here everyday and listening to podcasts are so helpful. It reinforces my commitment to my recover…[Read more]
Glad you’re here @daisy20. Our stories are so similar! I got tired of hiding how much I was drinking and I got tired of the constant mental energy devoted to thinking about drinking. Ugh. You CAN break free. Keep reading and posting here.
@islandone I absolutely love this post. I’m glad you had a great time. Your birthday bash sounds like it was a blast. I’m also loving how much fun you had WITHOUT alcohol. It’s such a scam isn’t it … this notion that we can’t do anything or have any fun without booze. Well done you. Sounds like it was a magical b-day weekend.
Such a beautful post. I am thrilled to hear the “bleak” days are few and far between. Well done on you for all of your hard work … a true testament to how healthy activities and coping skills alter our anxiety and depression levels. Hope you survived snow-mageddon. After all the hype on the news it really wasn’t too bad up here. Although today…[Read more]
@kathleenn we’ll be thinking of you today. I like the advice your therapist gave you … take it bit by tiny bit. And if you need us just dash into the powder room. We’re only a post away and are all supporting you.
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