I am a wife and mother of a developmentally delayed son. I was never taught how to savor a drink. The sole purpose was to get drunk. That is how I approached drinking from my middle 20s until I learned that is not how normal people drink. By then it was too late. I've quit and moderated over the years. Since August 2017 I've really examined my reasons to drink and decided there is no good reason. I want to be finished for life. August 2018, 4 months AF and feeling at peace. February 2019, 10 months AF through 3 1/2 seasons and the big holiday season! I don't regret this decision at all. Relationships are better and my health is much, much better. I love knowing that others can count on me anytime, day or night, and I will be clear headed and present. Easter, 4-21-19 and one year sober!
Hello my favorite sober tribe! I woke up this morning wanting to say shit, shit, shit. Just because. Then as I was looking at the home page I noticed I am at day 477. Well, shit! That’s more than a 100 day sober challenge over a year. Ok, I’ll take that. Last year the thought of even 10 days without alcohol was overwhelming. Now I’m looking forward to day 500. Keep on keepin’ on folks. Booze is SHIT!