I read a quote on FB this morning.
It spoke to me loud and clear.
"Nostalgia is a liar."
Yes, it is.
If I get the longing for the "good old days" when it comes to drinking, and really think through them?
Well, there were only a few years of the "good".
Why is it so hard to divorce oneself from alcohol?
Is that all there is to me? A drink? A bottle of wine?
Am I not a warm, loving person?
Am I not a creative, energy-filled person?
Am I not a lover of life?
I am very ready for a new year.
I am changing, even if its at a snail's pace!
I am filled with a sense of growing outward.
I am ready for a shift.
I want to build the kind of memories I can be proud of. Memories filled with joy and peace.
There will be pain in life. I understand that. But now I also understand I can meet it face on, a little bit at a time, without using a drink to cope. That is my wish for everyone who is reading this and trying to stay sober.
Happy New Year!