I have celebrated my 70th birthday (wow) and my 5th sober birthday …. and my gratitude list starts with …
I am grateful to be 70 and
I am grateful for my sobriety …
They go hand in hand, cause without my sobriety i would not be this picture of health that i am today and i am that because i gave up that booze and went on my journey of health … so today i am healthier and fitter than i was in my 50s.
So i come on here not to brag, but worried for those struggling and wondering if the journey is worth it all … and i say IT BLOODY WELL IS WORTH IT!
Dont be like me and wait til you are 65 … do it now … live the life you are meant to live … bright eyed and bushy tailed, eager for each day to begin … not tired weary and forever looking and waiting for that top up to get you going again … it just isnt worth it.
On the other side of the coin , my life isnt perfect but i live it … i handle it and i cope … the real me is way better than that other version i put up with way too long … so hang in there, be positive and love life
On that note, happy new year to everyone in this amazing tribe that i am so proud to be a part of …
Loved your post!!!
Huge congratulations @hetiheti, both on your 70th and 5 years sober….you are a true warrior. I, like yourself was a bit of a late starter on this journey, and that is the only regret that I have, not starting earlier- and the time wasted…makes me a bit wistful thinking about it at times.
Happy 2019 to you…wishing you health, peace and happiness ❤️❤️
Happy birthday also. I would certainly confirm your advice. It is “bloody worth it” and don’t put it off. I am newly sober but after a life time as a drunk is already improving. I am in a similar age bracket and hope I can clock up 5 years by my 70th. Problem of course is we are at the wrong end of life to fit everything in we have missed out on in the past. The younger you can ditch the booze the more years to enjoy life. Do not end up an oldie like me with regrets. Kind regards
Oh sue … you were my inspiration way back then … you were whst? 5 yrs sober then and i just could not imagine myself there … yet here i am … thank you for your inspiration for so many of us in our early days xx
Happy Birthday you amazing and beautiful soul!!!! Your post had me tear up a bit. What an inspiring and full-of-love-and-compassion post right there. oxoxoxoxo The best is yet to come!!! Have a wonderful birthday!!!
Oh @Hetiheit…what a lovely, lovely inspiring post!! You are a legend and my role model !!
I started at almost 51 (AF)for 7 months, had boozy summer ..than started AF and on here 497 days ago. (I did have slip up New Years Eve so I took off day) But..yes..I can feel the happiness and enthusiasm of you , reading your words!!
Happy, happy 70 years young and 5 years AF. Just amazing. Enjoy!!
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