When Amy started her sober adventures, she reached out to me by email. I suggested that if she needed a pen pal (someone to email progress to), that I was happy to hear from her. She has been emailing daily… and she’s doing great. Head over and show her some love.
She also asks interesting questions, and presents challenges that i haven’t thought of so much since my first sober days. it’s good to revisit the early days’ thinking … this must be the part about ‘service’ that AA talks about. just talking to someone who’s getting started is so freaking helpful.
Here’s one piece of shared insight:
Amy wrote that she’d gone for a run, felt ridiculously good, and knew that the honeymoon would be over soon but was enjoying it nonetheless.
There’s no end to the honeymoon period, it’s a relief and a truly uplifting experience to get and stay sober. it’s hard to convince someone who’s still drinking … but those of us who are sober know that the shitty part is THERE (in drinking land), whereas WE have a secret: i.e. that it’s actually ‘better’ here in SOBER land …
🙂 Happy day 173 to me. nearly 6 months (which will either be in 7 days, or on January 1st, depending on how you calculate a ‘month’ … and assuming we’re all alive after the end of the world tomorrow)