Today I am not going to shy away from anything that is happening to me.
I'm not going to run from nerves or frustration.
I'm not going to numb or avoid anger, boredom or unease.
Today I'm going to allow all of my emotions to be felt in all their raw glory.
Today I'm going to put my best foot forward and face ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that comes at me with a clear head and honest intention.
I'm going to accept that I'm not perfect, and nor is life, and that's perfectly ok.
Today might be fantastic, it might be totally meh or it might be downright hard. Whatever the case I'm going to be ok.
I'm going to get through to bedtime without reaching for any booze to help get me through.
Because I am sober, I am in recovery, and this is what I do. I face every day raw.
It's a gritty way to live sometimes - especially when the going gets tough - but overall incredibly satisfying and rewarding. I wouldn't want it any other way.
Love, Mrs D xxx
Thank you Mrs D – I love your words. This is my very first day on this site and your post is the very first thing I have read here and it resonates with me … I’m always hiding from my emotions, my everything and running to the safe numbness of alcohol. But I have just recently realised I am a functioning alcoholic. What a realisation, what an embarrassment. Saw the Living Sober ad on TV last night and decided – what is the harm. Hopefully I can manage to go one day without a drink and eventually make it to a regular 5 days a week without a drink. Crazy time of year to start – or is that just another sad excuse. I will begin with reading and lurking 🙂
Day one…. again
Use it as education, don’t beat yourself up and just keep going! Sober ?
I am sick of the power alcohol seems to have over my life. I was away last year for 6 weeks and fine. Since I started drinking again on the flight back I have not been able to get a grip on my addiction. Sometimes 5 days . I really have to quit . I am destroying a lot my health included.
i love this!
Perfect instructions for how to live an authentic life. Thank you!
I think this says it just perfectly! It is incredibly satisfying to feel and “remember” the emotions of each day. Thanks.
Love this Mrs D! ❤️
Just what I needed today as I start the AF journey again. Thanks
Ohh this is good…..I took a screenshot with my phone to be able to re-read it anytime I need those words…..THANK YOU Mrs. D.
Lots of love to NZ!
@mari135 if you scroll down you can pick to share it… I send it to my own email the ones I really want to keep that hit home ☺️
I Love this! Needed this reminder right now more than you can imagine..
Day 1 is hard, but it DOES GET EASIER. I’m in Day 74, and I barely think about alcohol during the day anymore.
Day 1 is hard, but it DOES get easier. I’m now on Day 74
Spot on, Mrs. D! Thank-you for this posting. I am going to write this down in my journal. Don’t give up trijintje!
This is what I need. At the moment am not able to stop drinking and need to undertake all the above. Hope tonite I will be able to make it day1
Day one is hard, do something nice for yourself.
Hi Trijntje, I am forever having day ones.