I survived my third weekend of sobriety. I am grateful for Friday and Saturday night meetings. Something amazing happens to me in the rooms of AA. Every time I walk into a meeting, there is an indescribable sense of joy and peace in my life.
I felt some stress with my children today, but I was able to breathe through it. I remind myself often that drinking is not an option for me. I’ve been working hard at finding some peace and serenity in my life. I often talk to my Higher Power and surrender. Surrendering means letting go and letting God. I cannot control situations, people, places and things any longer. I have to let go and ask for guidance and patience throughout the day.
I’ve been keeping myself very busy. I joined a hot yoga class with a friend. I’m running again. I ran 11 KMs yesterday! I’ve been reading several books and writing in a journal. I started a 1000 piece puzzle. My kids keep me busy. We play games or watch Netflix. I eat good food and treat myself often.
The journey to recovery is a gift.
The journey to recovery is a gift. It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work every moment of the day. The peace that comes with sobriety is beautiful. I have a passion for life again. I feel excited about this new healthy journey.
For the longest time, I could not quit drinking on my own. I tried over and over again to let go of the drink. I failed. My will-power wasn’t strong enough for me.
I believe that a power greater than myself has restored me. There has to be something out there, helping me live a normal life without a drink in my hand. I haven’t even craved it in 18 days! It was sometimes tough for me to go one day without a drink at one point in my life. Re-learning how to live without booze is one of my top priorities now. I know it won’t be easy. I’ve lived around alcohol all of my life. It surrounds me every day. I see it everywhere I go. But, I’m ready to make change happen and fight. I am strong!
I hope this blog will help someone find the serenity that exists with sobriety. It is very hard to see that our lives can be so much better when we are so consumed in our addiction. Have faith and find a way out. Never give up!