I am so happy I quit drinking.
I have no idea how I would have coped with my operation, my depression, and my retirement if I hadn't quit.
It would not have been pretty, that's for sure, and I like pretty!
I choose not to drink today, because it would not make my life any better.
Instead of laughing, I'd be crying.
Instead of hugging my Loved One, I'd be mad at him.
Instead of meeting new friends, I'd be with bartenders.
Instead of moving my life outwards, I'd be closing down.
It is still early in my sobriety. I still need support.
But I am noticing a shift in my thinking.
I no longer have the feeling that I am missing anything.
Instead, I see the positives of not drinking.
This couldn't have happened without much effort and time being sober.
I went to AA, Women For Sobriety meetings, started blogging, went to a life coach, found a therapist, reached out to other people in recovery, and FINALLY I am finding peace.
Because I am still dealing with some depression from my operation as well as figuring out being retired, I have a lot more issues to work through.
But how happy I am today, that I don't have the burden of drinking that would only stop my healing.
To All My Friends in Recovery: If you are still drinking, know that there is hope for you, too!