Memory Lane

30 May

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.

Happy Saturday!

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6 Responses to “Memory Lane”

  1. lucy2610 May 30, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Lovely to read FFF and to know that all is well with you 🙂 xx

  2. ainsobriety May 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    It’s important to remember enough to not repeat past mistakes.
    I’m glad you are ok. Don’t get stuck in the horrible what might have happeneds……
    Celebrate where you ended up!

  3. primrose May 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    so glad you are on the sunny side of the street now! xxx

    • FitFatFood June 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      “Sunshiiiiiiiyyyyyyyynnnee” (delivered in the style of Oasis)

  4. bottleofbullshit June 10, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    I’ve been avoiding certain places for months, not wanting to remember (or not remember) what happened there. Truly wish I can face up to those places one day to return and reflect like you have. x

    • FitFatFood June 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

      I wish you all the best with your quest. It’s tough but cathartic to find those places x

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