Short but Sweet

31 Jan

I’m without a computer at the moment, which means posting is hard- I just can’t type out long blogs on my phone, but miss the act of writing.

This week has been fantastic. My time off work has done me the world of good- I’ve slowed down, slept a lot, run enough but not too much, eaten hot home-cooked meals and been to an AA meeting a day.

I’m feeling grounded and confident in my sobriety. It’s the first time I’ve truly felt like this. Previously around the 2-3 week mark I’ve been crawling the walls.

And just as I was writing my little gratitude list before bed tonight I realised something- in the past 6 months I’ve been in the middle of a run of sobriety more than I’ve been drinking. Not a perfect track record by any means, as readers of my “Hey! It’s Day 1, AGAIN!” posts will know, but better than the 6 months prior to that. Solid progress.

It’s been a learning curve, and lots of things have tripped me up along the way but I’m getting more confident, and more certain in my conviction that I would WAY rather have the temporary pain of saying no to a drink at a party or swerving the wine aisle than I would the agony of starting from scratch.

So here’s a happy post to end a happy week. And everything that has been positive in life this week has been a direct result of being sober. That’s a pretty great thing to reflect on.

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5 Responses to “Short but Sweet”

  1. jenisthesoberist January 31, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    This is wonderful. It’s so nice to hear that you feel good and are practicing some serious self-care. xx

  2. wren1450 February 1, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    This is a wonderful posting. You sound so upbeat and happy and grounded–good for you!
    Joan B.

  3. primrosep February 1, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    great to hear from you and that you are having a brilliant week!

  4. soberjournalist February 2, 2014 at 12:38 am #

    Yes! So pleased to read this!

  5. iamsobernow February 2, 2014 at 3:11 am #

    Great upbeat post!

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