I was driving to work today thinking how nice it is to wake up in the morning and not feel shaky and nauseous. When I went to get take out for dinner (Indian food- yum!) I thought how wonderful it was not to have that feeling that I needed to have a drink while I waited for my order, and how nice it was to be thinking about stopping at 7-11 to get a crème soda and not a beer. While I was working out this evening I thought how nice it is to be able to do sit-ups more effectively since I have lost 15lbs by simply not drinking anymore.
Life is good.
I did have to give myself a bit of a reality check. I had enrolled in 3 classes- they turned out to be way too much, and I don’t really need them, so I dropped them. I figure with the move, travelling home on the weekends, a new job, a new 2nd job, working out, and hopefully a meditation class, that the academic stress isn’t really necessary. I decided to stop putting so much pressure on myself and just enjoy my life as much as possible.
I am a day or two away from 4 months of sobriety ( My longest stint of sobriety since 1998). I feel really good. Thank you all for all the support- you are all awesome!