Sobriety Update: Where Am I Now?

It has come to my attention that a few of you noticed I haven’t been posting as many sobriety updates. Trust me, I understand that looks bad and I’m here to tell you exactly why you haven’t been seeing updates from me.

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Tomorrow marks four months of sobriety for me. Yes, I still abstain from alcohol and honestly, I feel I’ve run out of things to say about it on a week-to-week basis. The last thing I want to do is say the same thing, worded differently, for fifty-two weeks. It doesn’t strike up passion in me and it doesn’t benefit you.

While my time regularly writing about sobriety has been eye-opening, I’m happy I won’t be writing about it as often. To me, it means I’ve won. It means I recognized I had a problem before it REALLY became a problem. I addressed the issue, I took action, and got unbelievable support from all of you. Thank you. You have no idea how much it means to me. Sure, I’m pretty strong-willed, but I know for a fact I couldn’t have done this without you. You gave me the encouragement to stop doubting myself and the confidence to enjoy a night out with friends, Sprite in hand.

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My life without alcohol is beautiful. I’m more self-aware, prepared to face whatever life throws at me, and I experience life on a whole new level. I have peace. I have clarity. I don’t spend my days waiting for the weekend so I can tune everything out, only to end up sick and regretful.

While I still battle my anxiety and depression, I’m able to fight with a sound mind, knowing alcohol’s influence no longer hangs over my head. I vividly remember how terrible drinking made me feel mentally, emotionally, and physically. It’s kind of hard to miss that. Honestly, I really don’t think about alcohol at all unless I’m writing about it for the blog. I’ll be fine until I sit down and think, “Ok, how did alcohol affect my life recently…? I mean, I really wouldn’t mind having a drink. It was a rough week.” But I really don’t consider it until that moment. Even then, I don’t actually want to drink. I guess, as crazy as it sounds, I’ve just lost the desire for it.

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If I ever decide to drink again, don’t worry, I’ll let you know. But as for now, I’m sticking to a coffee addiction and the regular updates are coming to an end. Although, I will be publishing some posts outlining advice I have for anyone that wants to live sober in the near future. If anyone has any questions for me regarding sobriety and my experience with it, I am MORE than happy to answer them to the best of my ability.

If you want to cut alcohol out of your life, I believe you can do it. I know it’s hard, I know it’s scary, but I also know your life is worth so much more than a bottle of booze. I know the darkness your facing and I can tell you with hope and joy in my heart, there is light on the other side of this tunnel. The best advice I could ever give you would be to pour that bottle down the drain and walk away. No one’s life ever got worse because they stopped drinking. Mine certainly didn’t.

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One thought on “Sobriety Update: Where Am I Now?

  1. Congrats! I found the same thing, honestly. Some people can write endless updates about sobriety but nothing is less interesting for me to write about than my sobriety. It’s like my sobriety is important to me but at the same time it doesn’t matter at all… like I don’t think about it. I just don’t drink. There’s no desire or thought to drink. Other people drinking doesn’t trigger me. I wonder if you’re finding the same thing? Some people are like us, but not many. They call it spontaneous remission in the therapy field.

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