Happy Sober Anniversary to ME!
Three months no alcohol today.
One month no cigarettes or “other” mind altering substances.
There are good days and bad ones but the good ones are definitely starting to outweigh the bad. I am getting used to not drinking. I am still waiting to get used to not smoking but I can imagine a time when I will be used to that too. That’s new, I have always seen myself as a smoker. That’s not true anymore.
I can honestly say, I like sobriety. SO to celebrate my anniversary today I am doing…
THE TOP TEN REASONS WHY SOBER LIVING IS AWESOME
10. I have a lot more time to do creative things now that I am not spending hours sitting on the porch smoking and drinking with my girlfriends.
9. I no longer smell like an alcohol soaked ashtray trying to hide beneath a gallon of perfume and flowered lotions.
8. I am brushing my teeth two or three times a day now, instead of ten times a day when I was hiding cigarettes and alcohol on my breathe.
7. I haven’t asked the question, “Am I too drunk to drive?” or woken up to the thought “wow, I really shouldn’t have driven home last night.” in three months. I LOVE that so much. I think it might be my favorite thing on this list.
6. I haven’t had a hangover in three months. This no hangover thing, it’s really wonderful.
5. Aside from yelling at my kids a few times, I haven’t done anything in three months that made me feel humiliated or ashamed of myself. No, I think this one is my favorite.
4. My husband keeps saying how much he loves me when I am sober. I was worried, he always loved how fun I was in bars…but he only loved me in the beginning of the night before I got sloppy. Now he can’t stop saying how calm I seem and how happy.
3. Alcohol is expensive. If I drank three or four bottles of wine a week at home, that’s $80-$100 a week on just wine. That doesn’t include the savings when I don’t order alcohol in bars or restaurants. I am saving SO much money.
2. The world is getting clearer everyday. Sometimes that clarity is scary, but I am embracing the fear rather than turning from it.
AND THE NUMBER ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT SOBRIETY…
1. I am pretty sure I can do anything now. If I can do this, live three months without one drop of alcohol, I am convinced there isn’t anything I can’t do. This is not cocky…this is not ego. This is me, living the truth and proving to myself that I can change.
I am pretty proud of myself. And as I get ready to head to bed for the night…I feel incredibly blessed and happy.
Seriously considering making another declaration on the 21st of April, to give up sugar for a while. That’s a hard one and I don’t want to do too much and I make myself crazier than I am normally. We shall see…maybe that’s what I will blog about tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day.