8 months sober

13 Sep

Unless I go on a hell-raising bender tonight (I won’t), this weekend will see me celebrating 8 months of sobriety. With every milestone I reach, I utter the words ‘I can’t believe I’m here’, and today I’m saying them again.

Whilst earliest sobriety crawls along, painfully slow, time has suddenly speeded up and I want to scream ‘SLOW DOWN’ so I can enjoy it.

I’m happy, I’m calm, I’m self-accepting (most of the time), I can recognise unhelpful thoughts and feelings and most of all, I don’t want to drink.

Sobriety has transformed my well being. I dread to think what an emotional wreck I was before. It got really bad. I didn’t realise how much alcohol was to blame. I thought it was me, that I was broken, that being in despair and doom was part of who I was. Not so.

If I’d known this, would I have put down the drink sooner? Probably not. The pain was absolutely necessary to get me to committed sobriety.

I don’t have too much to say today, but I suppose I wanted to articulate that not only does it get so much easier to stop pouring the poison down your throat, it also gets easier and easier to live sober. If you’re in your first few weeks, hang on and wait for the good bit.

Happy Saturday!


11 Responses to “8 months sober”

  1. byebyebeer September 13, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Congratulations on 8 months!! Such a happy post to read 🙂

    • FitFatFood September 13, 2014 at 11:01 am #

      Thank you my love 🙂 It’s people like you who have helped me get here by inspiring me it’s possible

  2. A Woman Without Wine September 13, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Love it, thank you xx

  3. Bea September 13, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Thanks for this joyous affirmation! Great to read. And woo hoo you for 8 months. Bea x

  4. Annie September 13, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    You’re talking to me! Only 14 days in and I’ve found it really tough. The idea that it gets easier is what I cling onto. Congratulations on 8 months! Annie x

    • FitFatFood September 13, 2014 at 11:02 am #

      It does it does it does Annie. Hold on girl 🙂

  5. momma bee September 13, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    Woo Hoo congrats on 8 months- your right it gets a lil easier and better! Trudge they the beginning & hang on- just don’t take the first drink. Best advice ever! I believe we all have to take our certain paths, painful bottoms- I know for me it is what got me to finally say- enough I don’t want to live like this anymore! Congrats girlie! xoxo

  6. soberlearning September 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Wow, 8 months!! That is amazing. You are so right, and I did not believe anyone, it does get better. The first few weeks, even a couple of months are hell. Walking out of the flames into the smoke, is the best feeling ever. Although I still experience intense cravings periodically, I am so happy to be sober today!
    You keep on keeping on. 🙂

  7. nonsmokingladybug September 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    Happy 8 months! Congratulations…..you are doing great. Pamper yourself, you deserve it!

  8. Ruby September 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    Congratulations! Trying to follow your lead…. 🙂

  9. primrose September 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    corking! xx

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