I was speaking with someone the other day that asked me why my posts about sobriety have dropped off. He said I used to post about it a lot, but now my focus seemed to have shifted.
From his perspective, a post about living sober falls into one bucket, and a post about distance running or overcoming a fear falls into a different bucket.
But from my perspective, everything falls into one big bucket- Life.
And my life, for almost six years and counting, has been lived sober.
So what does training for a triathlon or traveling to New Orleans have to do with sobriety?
Well to be honest, everything.
They are experiences I get to be a part of, and challenges I get to overcome, because on August 5, 2011 I decided to stop drinking.
When I made that choice, I had no clue what would come my way. I figured things would be pretty boring, pretty joyless.
Turns out I was totally wrong.
Not that times haven’t been tough along the way. But my life is a complete 180 degrees from what it was just six years ago.
Back then I was a woman that was so sick I couldn’t eat, so frail I couldn’t get off the couch. I had no friends and my primary emotion every single day was pain.
This blog is a reflection of what my life looks like today.
It is full of joy, love, adventure, new experiences, opportunities, challenges, peace, and endless possibilities.
So the way I see it, every single post is about sobriety. Because without my sobriety, not one of these posts would be possible.
I’m sure as I continue to blog, I’ll share more stories about “what it was like”, but honestly, I’m having too much fun writing about what’s going on now to continue to relive my drunk days.
That said, I know one drink- I truly believe that is all it would take- will take me right back to where I was for all those years.
All that past pain would become my present, again.
I was a different person back then, but my access to that individual is one wine glass away.
So for anyone struggling that would like to have a more in-depth conversation about sobriety, I am here. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s connect.
For those that read this blog because you are interested in healthy recipes, fitness, and travel, I’m going to keep those posts coming!
And to everyone reading this, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
I am so grateful to each and every one of you.
Life is a blessing, each day is a gift, and I am regularly blown away by all the goodness it brings.