I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been drinking for over 10 years and have never met someone who drinks as much as I do.
The past year has been a blur of hangovers, blackouts, and bad decisions that led me to the lowest point in my life.
One day while listening to a podcast on how people can change their lives, it clicked: I needed to stop drinking alcohol entirely if I wanted any chance at getting better.
So this is my journey from sobriety back into freedom after 1 year of being clean and sober!
Daily Reflections August 19
Referring to our list [inventory] again. Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 67
There is a wonderful sense of freedom in not needing constant approval from my colleagues at work or the people I love.
When you know your actions are correct, it’s much easier to take that next step and do what needs done without worrying about how they’ll receive them because we’re all on this journey together!
I wish that there was a better way to describe the feeling of relief and satisfaction, but all I can think about is how much more time we will have for living our lives than if we had spent it trying to please everyone.
That’s why today, instead of worrying over what might happen in the future or dwelling on something from my past, I am going to spend this day doing things that make me happy – because those are the moments worth cherishing.
My future doesn’t need constant approval from colleagues at work or people who love me; it needs actions like these ones now so that later they’ll be able to say “I’m glad you did.”