“One day at a time” has gotten me to 32 days sober. One month. I can only get easier, right?
I’ve kept up with my outpatient treatment and it has been a huge help. although a lot of the time I don’t feel like going.
I’m a hermit, I don’t like going anywhere. I like to stay in the privacy of my own home.
I’m not a social person, never have been, unless I was drinking. But I know I need to go, so I drag myself out of the house, and I really enjoy going once I get there.
I learn a lot and it’s great to be around other people going through the exact same thing.
I found this list and everything, everything hits home – it so, so true.
15 things that you will learn in your first month without alcohol:
1. Getting sober is often harder than you imagined.
2. The cravings for alcohol can be quite overwhelming.
3. Practically everything around you can be a drinking trigger.
4. Alcohol is not your best friend, but your worst enemy.
5. Doing something for the first time without drinking is the hardest.
6. Isolating is a sure trap and a possible trigger for a relapse.
7. Bad days happen, just like good days. This is a part of life.
8. Going to events that will include drinking can be excruciatingly difficult.
9. You really can say NO to a party invitation. Really, you can!
10. You are not the only person in the world that does not drink.
11. It is none of anyone’s business why you are quitting drinking.
12. This is really not the worse thing that could ever happen to you.
13. It is amazing how much productive work you can get done when you are not hungover.
14. Life is definitely not as awful without alcohol as you might have first believed.
15. YOU are far stronger than you think.
Today we watched a movie called The Story of Bill W. – It was a great movie about the founder of the AA meetings, and it really reinforced why I need to not drink. It was like I finally came to a realization that, although still hard at times, I don’t want to drink.
Especially because my family. A hangover and regrets are most definitely not worth losing my family. Ever.
Anyway, I just wanted to share because I’ve proud of making it as far as I have and I’m looking forward to continuing this journey of sobriety.
I encourage anyone that is going through the same thing, to reach out to someone. The resources are always available for you to seek help! 🙂