I did this about a month ago but I want to do it again.
I’m really interested and curious in sober blogging and i know that i read and lurked on blogs for quite a while before I quit drinking. Personally, I was reading while still drinking because I was looking for ideas and motivation and i really wanted PROOF that it would be OK to quit, that i’d survive, that i’d be successful, and that someone else would come up with good ideas when I ran out.
This blogging community really does have all that, and then some.
So here’s what i’m curious about. Can you do me a favor?
- Post a comment with your number of days sober.
- If you are an anonymous lurker, and you’re sober, you can just put Sober as your name, and then use a fake email as your email address (email@example.com) – tell me how many days sober. You can remain anonymous of course.
- If you are a lurker, and you aren’t (yet) sober but you’re looking for inspiration, you can put Hoping as your name (or whatever), and use my email as your email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). And you can pick a date when you’d like to start your sober journey (i.e. in 5 days, or on october 1st, or whatever). You can remain anonymous, too.
I also sometimes forget how far along in the sober journey some of you are … so this will help me remember and help me celebrate with you.
I know Mrs D is one year sober. Hooray Hooray for her and her support and her genius!
Really, if you’re an anonymous lurker that’s totally fine! Just chime in with where you are : )
PS/ HERE’S MY GUT REFLEX: I have no proof of this and am only going on a gut feeling here, but if you are a lurker and still drinking, then by posting something anonymously, it’s like raising your hand and saying “ok, yes, i could use some support” and i think that makes a big difference in what happens next for you. Well, if you don’t believe me, you can try posting something and see what happens : )
PPS/ I hope to hear from “Hoping!!!” who posted last time …