‘One day at a time’ has gotten me to day 65.
Not going to say it’s been easy, because it hasn’t.
More often than not, I wanted to drink.
Not too frequently anymore.
I finished my first workbook – The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction – and now I’m on to my next – The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook.
These book are proving so helpful, the exercises in them really help.
I’m so glad I can be sober. Not only for myself, but for my children, my husband, my family as a whole.
It’s only taken 12 years since I started drinking, it figure out that I don’t need to.
I used to wake up in shame, not remembering what I did the night before and/or not remembering exactly what I said, or regretting the things I did do or say.
I don’t miss that.
We used to spend a lot on alcohol, so it’s been saving us money by not drinking.
(And a quick credit here to my husband because I know in my heart of hearts, if he didn’t quit drinking with me, there is no way I wouldn’t stayed sober this long, or at all.)
I used to do things when I was drunk that I would never do sober (obviously).
I’m not proud of any of that.
I wish I could rewind and take back all that time that I wasted being drunk.
But I can’t, so I will move forward 100% sober.
I just wanted to share, because I just remember that I crossed the two month line now.
One day at a time.
One month at a time.
One year at a time.
I will succeed.