I drink because I’m happy. I drink because I’m sad, lonely, angry or to reward myself for being sober for a week. I drink because I want to. I drink when I don’t want to. I drink for no reason and any reason. I drink today because I drank yesterday and want to feel better.
Don’t think for a second I don’t understand. Don’t think I don’t know exactly what you’re going through. Don’t think for a second I didn’t go through exactly what you’re feeling. I am so sorry you are scared and miss drinking and think you have no choice but to stay as you are.
I am tracking my progress with a purple heart. At first…..I thought “no!” because purple hearts are reserved for heroes who show enormous courage to save another.
And then I realized: I am a hero.
Recovery is taking all the courage I’ve ever had and some I didn’t know I had…..I am saving me.
Yup. Purple Heart is more than appropriate.
Top Ten Answers for Folks who want to know why You’re not Drinking 10. Because I don’t want to wake up inside a Batman costume made of duct tape. 9. I don’t want to annoy you with my encyclopedic knowledge of political and religious issues. 8. So I can remember where I parked my car.
One year ago today ( 2015) I signed up to spend twelve months Alcohol-Free by blogging on the community website Hello Sunday Morning. Hello Sunday Morning offered a choice of a three month or twelve-month AF challenge but I knew that it needed to be a lifetime commitment for me. When I was young I