from Cat Girl:
“I turned six months yesterday! I couldn’t have done it without you Belle. Fact. Big up yourself. It was a super triggery day of manic highs and lows, which I wasn’t expecting. Maybe it needs a podcast, sober-versaries and itchy trigger fingers.
I am here, reading everything you do, loving it, even if I’m quieter these day. Life just got a lot busier, y’know? I have a lot of shit to do now. Great shit. And a lot of demands from amended friends. This life is so much bigger. So much busier. So much better. It’s like my life pre-sobriety was just a bottle of wine with a single spotlight on it, and scary darkness beyond.
Post-sobriety, somebody’s hit the floodlights, everything’s illuminated and the world just got WAY bigger. All these things I want to do! All these things I’m fascinated by. All these books I want to read. People I want to see. Horses I want to ride. Museums I want to go to. Food I want to cook. Runs I want to go on. TED talks I want to listen to. Artists I want to know more about. This is amazing. I don’t want to go to that dark room with the single spotlight on the booze.”
(she’s on day 219 today, 7.3 months!)
Thanks for sharing this. I’m very early days, but feeling happy about it and it’s so good to read such a positive post from someone further down the line. Well done Cat Girl.
Wow, I can relate completely. Thanks for sharing this 🙂
I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing it!