I have been anticipating my first alcohol-free holiday season in more than 20 years with some dread, already casting about in my mind for ways to make it bearable without a wineglass in my hand. Even though my social life is much less frantic than during my working years, there are many things I cherish
I love being sober because :Without alcohol in my lifeI am less stressedI have a lot more energyI am more patient with my kidsI am funnierThere’s a lot less drama in my life and in my headMy thoughts are finally positivesI am more productiveMy head isn’t fuzzy for days from drinkingI’m nicerI’m more consistentEven when
When I first stopped drinking I was troubled by the idea of sober forever. I hated the thought that I would have to attend meetings, work steps and think about not drinking, or work to stay sober, forever. At the time though, I was actually thinking about drinking every day from sun-up till sun-down .
She thought how many months and years ago she woke for the final time like that…. the hangover… the shame … How cruel, how harsh they are, she’d thought. A picture, a video, – showing a tormented soul.The person looks like her but she doesn’t recognise them.Her aura is broken, shattered by her liquid friend.Harsh
I finally saw the Won’t you be my Neighbor? movie (the most successful biopic in film history) about Fred Rogers. I highly recommend it because the world so needs his message right now. And apparently many individuals do too. As the film ended and the theater went silent, I heard one woman burst into sobs