Tag: Sober Perspective

  • I am NOT the Lie Alcohol Had Me Believing I Was

    I am NOT the Lie Alcohol Had Me Believing I Was

    When I was drinking I was in a very dark place. At first, the darkness was a quiet place that I craved. I allowed the darkness to consume me, even welcomed it at times, because I thought I had control of it. But before long I lost control and was completely buried by alcohol’s hold […]

  • What Does it Really Take to Quit Drinking?

    What Does it Really Take to Quit Drinking?

    The best decision I ever made was the final decision to quit drinking, which, for me, took tons of bravery, a lot of work, a little education, some mental and emotional strength, unrelenting patience, a strong commitment, community, and a whole bunch of self-compassion. I actually made the decision to quit many times before it […]

  • The Silver Lining In My Pink Cloud

    The Silver Lining In My Pink Cloud

    When I first got sober, the pink cloud of peace and tranquility that many people talk about, was nowhere in sight. I wasn’t feeling jubilant, or triumphant, or free. I was stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. As the weeks went by, I of course started feeling proud that I was staying sober, but mostly all I was […]

  • How do You Measure Freedom?

    How do You Measure Freedom?

    Do you count your days sober? It seems we do a lot of measuring on our alcohol-free journeys. Some of us in years, others in days, and some of us are measuring right now in minutes and seconds. Measuring time that we have spent free from the self inflicted chains of drinking. Measuring moments if […]

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