“I didn’t believe life could be good without alcohol”
Amy is 8 months sober today. Please show her some love. Carrie is on day 150. Adrian is day 30. CGW is on day 16. And me, i’m somewhere around day 400 (holy, when did that happen?).
from my inbox:
Erinup (31): So on the 30th day of my sobriety I was given an opportunity to glimpse maybe what it might feel like to follow that dream a little. I feel like I was given a that a month ago I would not have been able to receive. I would not have been clear-headed enough to have led the class and I don’t think I even would have been aware that it was something I wanted to do. Oh and I had a piece of cake to celebrate!
KT (about turning 100): It is just so weird to me because I have been 100 days sober + many times, but it has never felt so right. I finally think I truly get the fact I can’t drink like a normal person & that’s OK! There is life after alcohol. For so many years of struggling with this it has always been such a battle & that is because I didn’t believe life could be good without alcohol. I wish it wouldn’t have taken so long for me to get to this point but I guess I should just be thankful I finally got here! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Susan (24): It means a lot to me to recognize I have a problem and I am able to correct it by choosing not to drink and finding support in many different ways. Going online and seeing many different people coping with the same issues has been so helpful in lifting the shame around it.
NoMoreVino (24): Still sober! I continue to be amazed at your following for this challenge. I got my bracelet last night too. It was cool as shit to have the piece of jewelry made by Ellie (she was the very first blogger I followed and she led me to all of you) and sent from YOU with your signature & hugs XO on the envelope. It made this all seem a little more real. We’re real. We’ve all been there, done that, doing it. Super cool to feel like I’m part of this amazing community of sober people. Thanks again Belle – I could have never gone 22 days without drinking (and be excited about it) without all of you!! 🙂
MG: I loved the clip (from audio #1). Your voice was so soothing, reassuring, encouraging and CONFIDENT! I think my biggest takeaway from listening to it was that it really takes about 100 days to retrain our minds. I have been reading this all along of course, but somehow HEARING it made me actually think about BELIEVING it.