I’ve been reading more posts about how a relationship with alcohol is a lot like an abusive relationship, or at least one that just doesn’t work anymore. I am reposting my blog at 40 days sober (I am now at 510!) because it’s exactly what I experienced.
Day 40: It’s Complicated
Today, people all across the U.S. are making plans to watch a miracle of timing, when the moon and sun align to produce an astronomical phenomena that momentarily transforms the way we see the world.
I would say that your decision not to drink today is just as awe-inspiring, transformative, and mind-altering as the eclipse. Your decision to take back your power sends shock waves through the universe, leaving no one untouched by its wave of positive energy.
You are a force to be reckoned with. Unleash your power. 💕
I love to call out new bloggers, because I remember how important (and scary) it was to have people reach out to me, especially in the early days.
Here’s Carey, on DAY 1 at Retiring Carol!
She calls her blog Retiring Carol because her drinking alter-ego was given a name by family members. She wants her gone.
Hip Sobriety is a legend in the sober blogosphere. I am so inspired by their stuff. Here is just one paragraph from their “manifesto”:
2. You do not need to hit rock bottom. Some 90% of folks who struggle with alcohol (in the US) are not clinically addicted. We have an idea that we need to be falling down and lose everything to address our relationship with alcohol. Not true. If you’re worried about your drinking, if it’s causing shame or fear or keeping you from the life you’re dreaming about, that’s more than enough to begin. And the sooner you start, the easier it is.
Anyway, if you’re struggling with sobriety or want to reinforce it, they offer an email-based 40-day Mantra course for $ 34 that looks right up my alley. They also have an 8-week “Sobriety School.” I totally would have done this when I was struggling, had I known it was out there. Looks like a great way to jump-start the process. 💕