From my inbox:
Allison (day 100): “Well, here I am. At day 100. It felt impossible at the beginning, but this time was different. I knew I could do it. I can do anything. You have offered a lot of wisdom. I’m glad that I did the Sober Jumpstart class and phone call very early on in my sobriety. It was so nice to chat, and was so wonderful to know that you were only an e-mail away.
I feel a lot better than I did when I was drinking. I love not experiencing hangovers, or worrying about the next drink. I have made a true friend, or 2, through in person connections with other sober women. I bought a house with my husband. This was so hard.. especially rounding up all of the paperwork necessary. There were so many hoops to jump through. Also, I was there to help pack, and move with my husband, instead of him doing most of the packing/moving for us.
One thing you noticed recently, and I agree, is that I am less angry. I was so angry at everyone all the time.I am learning not to take everything personally, and that I have to tell people how I feel since no one is a mind reader.
Thank you so much for your support along the way. I’m just gonna keep going!! xoxo, Allison”
Karmac (day 100): “I did it Belle, I really did it. 100 days. I couldn’t have done it without you. I mean that. The last month was pretty easy, but there were times when I thought about drinking, but didn’t want to start over. Didn’t want to have to admit it to you.
It really has gone by pretty fast. Thought I would be thinner haha. Not the case. Oh well. Life is pretty good. One day at a time. With the exception of one vitamin water, I have only had lemon water and tea to drink for the past 100 days. Crazy.
Belle, what you are doing is great. The 100 day commitment is great because it doesn’t mean forever, which is waaaay too scary. 100 days is doable. It doesn’t freak you out. Then once you get into 30 or 40 days, you don’t want to blow it. Don’t want to start over. Sneaky you are:). Thanks for everything Belle. You are the best, and I know good, great karma is in your future. Hugs, Karmac”