new sober blogger you should check out … Doc Drying Out. I was making a comment over there and thought i could put it here, too:
There should be a new category [when defining alcoholism]:
“Do you regularly drink more than you want to,
do you think about drinking more than most people,
and have you thought about quitting but can’t quite seem to do it.”
If that was a box, I’d check it : ).
I got soooo hung up on the definition of alcoholic when i was first quitting (and even beforehand). Am I or aren’t I. Should I be in AA or not. I felt that there just weren’t enough boxes to check (on all those checklists) for those of us who are high-bottom boozers.
How about just this: “life is better without booze, give it a try. oh, you find it hard to try quitting even just for a while? then you will enjoy a life without booze even MORE than you think!”
And in follow-up to yesterday’s stupid/overwhelmed post, husband has a dentist appointment tomorrow (may they extract his attitude while in the dentist’s chair). And right after I posted about scaling back, I cancelled one of the things I do for Job #2. There weren’t many people using the service, but i was clenched against one or two emails saying “oh, i’m so sad you won’t be doing this any more, i love this …”
what did i get?
crickets. not one single email saying anything. Clearly i need to cut out more stuff, cuz what I think the universe needs is not what it needs right now! what a relief. i’m not in charge of the universe : )