i knew i was going to quit drinking for a while before i did it. i experimented with a few things. but not very seriously. i’d take a few days off. i watched some tv shows about addiction (mostly to justify that i wasn’t that bad). i knew that AA existed but … i wasn’t that bad. i could quit drinking for a few days but then would restart, figuring … i wasn’t that bad.
so i was telling myself a story. support for being sober was out there, but i never took advantage of it.
you are reading a sober blog. you are either sober, or you think you might like to be sober some day.
and there is sober support in the world that you’re not taking advantage of. On my site there’s stuff (like one-minute messages, longer podcasts, the sober jumpstart class, calls).
and in the big wide world there’s sober support like meetings, and therapists, and medications, and places to go.
we tell ourselves lies that keep us stuck.
we’re not sober and not happy about it – but don’t want more support.
(or we are sober but not happy about it – but don’t want more support.)
i know that most of this is the drinking voice in our head. but that voice really does invent some amazing shit.
if listening to a sober audio is like having a big hug, then what is the voice in our head SAYING that prevents us from getting more sober support?
in the comments below, tell me the story you hear in your head.