These are my intentions for today

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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

19 Comments
  1. Stacie 1 month ago

    Day one…. again

    • tamsil 1 month ago

      Use it as education, don’t beat yourself up and just keep going! Sober 💛

  2. trijntje 2 months ago

    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.

  3. Pandapower 3 months ago

    i love this!

  4. salshak 3 months ago

    Perfect instructions for how to live an authentic life. Thank you!

  5. MissFreedom 3 months ago

    Yes ❤

  6. Pixie2017 3 months ago

    I think this says it just perfectly! It is incredibly satisfying to feel and “remember” the emotions of each day. Thanks.

  7. MalibuStacey 3 months ago

    Solid. xo

  8. Sunny_Disposition 3 months ago

    Love this Mrs D! ❤️

  9. Anonymous 3 months ago

    Just what I needed today as I start the AF journey again. Thanks

  10. Mari135 3 months ago

    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!
    oxoxoxoxo

    • Sunny_Disposition 3 months ago

      @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 ☺️

  11. Thewillie 3 months ago

    I Love this! Needed this reminder right now more than you can imagine..

  12. Anonymous 3 months ago

    Day 1 is hard, but it DOES GET EASIER. I’m in Day 74, and I barely think about alcohol during the day anymore.

  13. Anonymous 3 months ago

    Day 1 is hard, but it DOES get easier. I’m now on Day 74

  14. @Kate 3 months ago

    Spot on, Mrs. D! Thank-you for this posting. I am going to write this down in my journal. Don’t give up trijintje!

  15. trijntje 3 months ago

    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

    • WakingOwl 3 months ago

      Day one is hard, do something nice for yourself.

      • soberup 3 months ago

        Hi Trijntje, I am forever having day ones.

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