no matter what you think, when you’re quitting drinking, day one is best day.
it’s the day your sober car starts to roll downhill. it’s the day you’ll get to remember, and look back on, and it’s the day you’ll count from. it’s your day one. the first day. It is the beginning of a parade of days that will go by, each one with its own challenges.
Can you see us? we’re standing on the sidelines in the parade, with tiny flags in hand, waving. There are balloons. There’s music. There’s homemade lemonade.
OK, yes it’s hard to be in a parade at first. you feel like everyone is looking at you. it’s exhausting. It’s a full time job being newly sober.
and then as the parade goes on, the hours and the days add up. each day means something. each day represents an accomplishment, a day you said no thanks, i’ll stick with tea/bubbly water. No thanks, i want to do what’s best for me.
No thanks, while your offer is tempting, i’m going to skip numbness and choose living instead.
And no matter what you think, when you quit drinking, every day is the best day. Today is day #203 for me. It’s the best day. I have this great number of days behind me AND i have today to look forward to. It’s strangely snowy in this part of Europe and it’s a perfect day for a run and then breakfast and a reward magazine. I’ve been waiting all week to read my reward magazine. And now today is here. Today is the best day.