Today I’m taking a walk down memory lane in the most literal sense of the term, reminding myself why the sobriety I now take for granted is so precious.
In early sobriety it was a daily battle to avoid the bottle. Now, I just don’t drink. The thought crosses my mind once in a blue moon, but I never think twice about acting on it.
Today I’ve been forced to stop in my tracks and contemplate the enormity of how problematic alcohol was for me, as I’m at the site of one of my most horrific drinking incidents. I’m away for work in the place I once nearly killed myself through drinking. Never was the term “a sobering thought” so appropriate. I walked down the street I had a very very dangerous night in and experienced a shiver down my spine. Just yesterday I was thinking my drinking wasn’t really that bad, but today being confronted with such a memory has reminded it really was.
Today I have my health and happiness and life back and drinking had taken all that away. So I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on that, to remind anyone who is struggling that freedom is possible. Amazing things can happen and it’s never the end of the road.
Love to all you bloggers whose stories have helped me along the way.