My sister and I have officially hit the 1 week mark of our 6-week trip in Europe!
We have been fortunate to have beautiful weather and visit incredible places. It has been a lot of fun to immerse ourselves into the Italian culture.
It’s funny because it Italy a bar is really a cafe that serves espresso, some food and drinks. The caffeine definitely helps us perk up after a long day or in the morning.
The trip so far has been amazing sober. We are already so tired all of the time, I can’t imagine being hungover.
It has also been comforting to always be in a state of alertness and clarity so we can enjoy all of the places we visit.
But that’s all it is, just a mild feeling of discomfort that quickly disappears. I was telling my Mom on the phone yesterday that it’s kind of like someone talking about a restaurant that you had a bad experience at… which I think is a transition from it feeling like someone talking about cake when you’re on a diet haha.
In meetings, people always said that after the first year, they genuinely don’t feel that desire to drink anymore.
In my fifth month of sobriety, I am starting to feel that transition. I think that this trip is a real blessing because it makes me appreciate being sober as a means to get the most out of your life.
I think the feelings of discomfort I feel when people talk about drinking, are stemming more from my own bad memories, being reminded that I am powerless over alcohol.
To end on a positive note, we had a great time in the south! We visited the island of Capri for the day which was surreal, it is like being on a deserted luxury island.
How has traveling affected your perspective on sobriety?