this message was sent to subscribers on Thursday, March 28, 2019
D: The hardest part of quitting drinking for me was the mood swings during the first few weeks of sobriety.
newme50: The hardest part of quitting drinking for me has been quelling the “anticipation” of a drink. Reminding myself that after the anticipation and the first 20 minutes I’m just chasing the scream of excitement and I can’t find it again.
C: The social barrage of ‘why aren’t you drinking’ bullshit.
S: For me(day 90) the hardest part of being sober is remembering that Wolfie lies! Memories fade, and I have a hard time remembering the guilt, anxiety and depression that comes w drinking. “It can’t be that bad! Just have a couple”!
E (day 75): The hardest part of deciding not to drink again is the fear that I’ll never enjoy holidays and going out as much as I did when I drank.
L: Hardest part is socialising with drinkers.
E (day 201): The hardest part was saying to myself “enough, I’m done” and then actually sticking to it.
A: The best part of being sober. Can I have two things please? The happiness and the clarity. I am on an emotional high (when the ex husband doesn’t flatten me). I have regained my joy in life, I do things, I am not in a constant fug and I smile a lot and my skin glows despite being an old trout! Thank you Belle. I am proudly and happily on day 87.
B: That I can feel good today, jut today, on my own, and not need to numb anything.
Faith2019: The best is having my kids being proud of me and kissing me goodnight because I don’t smell like wine.
Emsyface (day 456): Best bit about being sober? Gosh there are so many things, but I think the biggest thing that springs to mind is the absence of shame; having no sense of guilt and remorse and a clear conscience. That in itself feels like huge great boulder gone right from the depths of my soul!
F: Best part- feeling in control of my life and no longer feeling anxious
K: The best: Waking up not feeling guilty, if u laugh it’s real. Having a good idea(and then not forgetting it five minutes later), having more energy, having pride in yourself, your skin getting clearer, your eyes getting brighter, your relationships getting stronger.
And this email, in closing:
C: Hardest part? Feeling lonely and not running to the bar to drink with the bar “friends.” You can always find a bar buddy if you’re buying the drinks. Best part? Being alone and away from all of the toxic bar “friends.” People I don’t have anything in common with besides drinking and who I wouldn’t even hang out with sober.
stay here, stay focussed. stay sober. stay true to you. stay here.
new painting added today, this is #372
sober art thanks to mr.belle