I’ve been so busy working and parenting and marriage-ing the past few weeks, I haven’t been inspired to make time for my blog or social media. I think about it all the time, but I continually fail to carve out time to dedicate to writing, finding new quotes and words of wisdom to share, reading others’ sober stories, participating in chats, etc.
In fact, it wasn’t until this morning when I was researching a social media glitch for a client that I realized exactly how long it’s been since I blogged. AND THAT TWO DAYS AGO I REACHED EIGHT MONTHS OF SOBRIETY!!!!! So, yay me. And, yay to sober peeps everywhere celebrating month after month of continued sobriety.
The anniversary came and went without me even noticing. What the what?! I’m trying to wrap my head around what that means. I knew the date was approaching – I made a mental note about 10 days ago. I knew I cared about it. Eight months is huge! My first attempt at sobriety fell just short of seven months.
I’m a little bit bummed. I could spend hours contemplating what this means. Am I cured? Will I never drink again? Blah, blah, blah. But, I’m going to go there.
I missed it because I am just flat out crazy busy. End of story. Drinking doesn’t factor into my daily routine. At all. Sobriety has gotten easy – dare I say it’s as habitual as drinking once was. I no longer struggle with it on a daily basis. I guess I’m just living. And, the good thing is I like it this way.
It’s nice not to have to count the days – they’re flying by way too quickly anyway. Seriously. How can it be October already?
But, it’s also nice to count the days. It’s a good reminder of how far we’ve come. The sobriety journey is not an easy one, so I am pausing, albeit belatedly and briefly, to reflect on the role alcohol once played in my life and to count my blessings, one by one, and to recommit to doing right by myself and those around me. I never want to forget where I used to be – it’s the only way to make sure I never go back there.
Nine months, here I come! But, who’s counting …