My last big drinking session was in June and was almost ceremonious. I didn’t know for sure at the time that it was going to be my last big one, but for some time I had been gearing up to stop drinking. And as I got closer to making an actual change, I started to
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I refuse to be alcohol’s victim. I refuse to let myself feel like a victim in life’s struggles. Life is often unfair, unkind and scary. I will not let that make me a victim though. I chose to see it all as part of the adventure. I chose to see it all as part of the challenge.
I can remember being in awe of people who had gone for a long time alcohol-free. I never thought I’d do it. In fact, to be truthful I didn’t think I COULD do it. I’d tried to reduce, moderate, change the drink in my glass, go a month without and start again. When I drank
Have you ever watched the show This is Us ? It’s a series that airs in the US. A show about families in all their brokenness and loving awesomeness. If you haven’t watched it and have it available, I highly recommend it but keep the tissues close by. Last night I watched a recent episode
When I think about all the things that helped me get and stay sober, the no. 1 was Curiosity. You see, in 2015, at the age of 62, I have to admit I’d never done this before: never quit drinking, never considered I had a problem, never done a dry January (beyond my wildest imagination!).