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.
I remember that fear … how could I possibly live each day without my best friend (vino) by my side? I mean, what was the point? As you know, the point is huge – it’s called getting your soul back. So glad you’re here. Stay close. Lots of lovely folks to keep you company on your journey.
Good for you for renewing your commitment. Sometimes we have to find out one more time if we can moderate or not. Once it’s sunk in that we simply cannot moderate, everything else falls into place. Glad you’re back!
Yep me too! Loved it when everyone was out and I could “drink in peace” without guilt. But the irony was the guilt I felt at 2 am when I would wake with such disappointment. I think that’s what I love most about sobriety … I respect myself again. Have a lovely day friend.
Thanks @freedom1025!! @morgan aw, I think you might be right, definitely revisiting things and differently. Did some nice yoga at home today, but I really love the group classes – once I get there – and I’m really fond of municipal swimming pools (I did a radio programme about them!). I miss the ocean hugely, but I find any sort of water immersion…[Read more]
Complete acceptance here. I had a million Day 1s. You’ve hit the nail on the head: you need to try something different. For me it was getting rid of alcohol in the house and having a solid plan for my trigger times. That included staying close to this site and listening to podcasts. You CAN do this. You’re not alone love. xoxo
@wakingowl congrats on 100 days! That is a huge accomplishment. I’m so very sorry to hear you’re going through a rough time. I can relate. My husband of almost 26 years and I are going through some very difficult times and it remains to be seen how it will play out. We’re seeing a couples counselor and he also attends individual thera…[Read more]
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