I just wanted to say I hope you are all having a sober Tuesday.
I am grateful for regular days. Calm days. Days where I go to work, I eat the lunch I made the night before, go to yoga and relax. Days that many people take for granted.
I went my regular Monday meeting last night. I almost skipped it. I feel pretty comfortable in my sobriety. I was lazy. But hubby was interested in going, so along I went.
As usual, I’m glad we did. Three different people came looking for help after relapsing over the weekend. Their stories were different, but generally they all felt they were “good”. That they had enough knowledge, self awareness, therapy, AA, whatever, that they could have a drink.
It didn’t work out well for any of them.
Yoga has become a vital part of my life. It required time, effort and practice. A life time of practice. Sobriety seems similar. If I want to keep it, I need to put some work into it. Things that are worth having are worth working for.
Have a good sober day. Life has a lot to offer when you are awake to see it.
14 thoughts on “Regular Tuesday”
Yes. Regular “nondescript” days are nice. I think you get more of those days when you’re sober because the drama causing activity (drinking) is not present.
I drank Sunday night😕. You know, only having 1, then well I already blew it so make it 2….4 cocktails later had a crappy sleep, woke up depressed and agitated. Thankfully, I hit an 1130 am meeting. And the man who spoke has been sober 28 years and said “life is good”. He went on to say his son died last year and He didn’t pick up a drink. Said it’s a simple plan: don’t drink and go to meetings. Words of wisdom
There is a lot of simple advice in meetings. The internal drama is something I don’t miss at all. The post drinking depression and anxiety were becoming crippling for me. And still I struggled to quit. It seems so insane in hindsight. But fear of change is a powerful thing.
I wish I had it together like you! I am trying, but I cant find any peace!……
It will come with time. My first couple of months were brutal. Although I knew not drinking was better, my anxiety and depression went crazy. I spent a lot of time curled up in a ball.
Good post Anne…I hope to have more regular days one by one:)
Very, very true. I will be going to my meeting tomorrow… Thanks for the reminder 🙂
I keep toying with the idea of a drink, but in the meantime the sober days quietly keep coming, so I guess I’m trying to stick with that for the moment. I have thought about AA, but the fear of that sort of commitment is stopping me from going 😦
I can really relate to this, Annie. I feel like I should go to meetings, but I have a lot of anxiety about it, including the commitment aspect.
There is no commitment at AA. You just go and take away what works for you.
There is no commitment in AA. You just go and listen. No one will make you talk, admit anything, get a sponsor, etc. It is really just a group of people who share a similar problem with alcohol. It is definitely worth going to a meeting to see what it’s like.
even keel days are priceless. glad for you!
Good post Annie,
Sobriety does take practice, but I’m loving it’s! Last night I went to a Tom Petty concert, didn’t drink before, during or after. It was the awesomeness!!! I enjoyed it so much I can’t even tell you!
Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement of a sober life!
That fantastic. Isn’t it funny how doing things sober just seem so special? And you remember the concert!
I need to find a yoga class………