a sunny sunday
It’s really true, she’s really done it! Lilly is on day 100 today 🙂 Hooray Hooray for You!
My first week of sober coaching is finished, and a new group starts tomorrow. I feel happy and relaxed and thrilled and teary and lovely. And it’s Sunday and a sunny day, and i’m going to turn off the computer and head outside and go somewhere and eat lunch outside and take pictures.
OK, here is some of what’s in my inbox. You have no idea how lucky i feel this morning, to wake up to messages like this!
From my inbox:
“I was 8 days sober when this audio class started. The advice is so valuable to me. The topics, the suggestions and the tools to put in my toolbox will stay with me on my way through sobriety. I think that’s why I failed in the past, no toolbox and no support. Belle explains how necessary these things are to continue the journey. I am truly sorry the class has ended! Maybe a two-week course would be even more beneficial. The phone call was great, like talking to an old friend, one I can bare my soul to. I don’t have anyone else like that in my life right now. If you’re newly sober or still on the fence, this class can give you the tools to continue being sober or to take that leap off the fence.” ~Sharon
“I really like that you are ‘talking’ to us, not reading a script. It’s very ‘real/honest’ in that sense. (I love the part where you ask us to close our eyes but it’s not ‘touchy feely’. Perfect, because touchy feeling is NOT my gig!”) ~Nancy
“Day 1 of your audio guide massively helped. I like that it wasn’t scripted and that you were very relaxed. It helped me feel that there was a “real person” at the end of the recording, just talking anecdotally about what has worked for them. This is what I love about the blogging community and online help — it’s all so anecdotal, trying things out, learning from others, one day at a time. No strict rules … just strong women and their experiences.” ~FitFatFood
“A lot of what you said made sense to me. I was thinking how much better it is to hear someone say this stuff than it is to read it. To know you have been in a place similar to where I am now, and to hear you say it, impacts me differently for some reason. I know I’m not alone in having this problem, but the part of me that feels alone, my innate self, the part that reached out for help, feels like it is being listened to.” ~Rose
“Just listened to the audio, wondering how I even remotely thought I would NOT cry. (1) I’m a crier. (2) I’m on day #8 and that is pretty fucking emotional. (3) You are truly a gift. At least I’m NOT crying the “poor me, I’m not drinking ever again” cry. You made so many good points, but my standout was understanding why we’re doing 100 days sober, and *hearing* that I’m not broken, but my wolfie noise is loud and once it settles I will *believe* that too.” ~FacingMeNow
“Hearing you is different from writing, I listened to the first audio 3 times. I could sense this is coming from intuition as well as past experience.” ~Em
“One of my favorite parts was the end — when you asked us to close our eyes. And you told us we were not broken. And I believe you. I don’t even know you, and you live thousands of miles away, but I believe YOU more than I believe the people whom I see in the group I attend. I feel like you have made an investment in me ever since my first Day One and you have NEVER given up on me, even when I temporarily gave up on myself.” ~MG