Last weekend, I attended a lot of events sober that had previously been centered around drinking… well, they were still mostly about drinking for everyone else but me.
My friend from college was visiting me, and we went out Friday night to a bar/restaurant to re-connect with our friends.
Although I had fun, I still wished that drinking was just out of the equation. My dad told me that it takes time for you to start making positive memories in your sober life.
Here are my tips if you’re planning to go out this weekend with friends where drinking will be involved…… Read More Sober Friday
This past week, I reached my two-month mark. I had a big weekend ahead of me, I was hosting my college friend in town for a visit.
I was feeling very anxious all week leading up to the visit, especially for the evenings out which would involve drinking. I started to take steps to feel more centered and set myself up for success.
The part I most looked forward to was attending the first step meeting on Friday afternoon.
… Read More My 2-month mark
Today I went to a small discussion meeting. We spoke about step 1 – life being unmanageable, and keeping it simple. I often try to convince myself that my life was manageable, but then I remember that the only reason I’m alive today is because I was lucky. I didn’t drink yesterday, and I’m not drinking today. That’s how I am keeping it simple.… Read More Keeping it simple