“how can it be harder than drinking?”

from my inbox:

from Sober Challenge:

“I feel so happy this time, so happy I could cry. My mindset is so different, like I know I won’t give in, no matter how hard it is OR how many times someone says ‘oh why are you bothering’! I’m under no illusion it will be easy, it’s going to be hard, but how can it be any harder than feeling awful for drinking, worrying about my body, worrying about everything. Without drinking, all I need to worry about is what I’m doing now 🙂  …  I’m sending huge thanks Belle and hugs, for starting me off on this journey.”


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Well said! I remember when it was impossible for me to picture a life without drinking. If only I knew how much easier quitting was than drinking itself! I would have quit much sooner than I did.

  • Seconding this and very happy to have started off my journey with Belle as well.

    Starting a good Day 2! Happy second day of 2015 to everyone who is getting thru the challenge :).