This is my second sober New Year's Eve!
Last year I hosted a small gathering of friends.
(You can read about it here.)
It turned out better than I thought!
Well, not the food.
This year I am at peace with not drinking.
It is so calming to not have to think about drinking, how much I drank, what I said, what I did…oh the energy that took!
There are so many wonderful sober bloggers, whose advice is funny, true and full of love!
I thank each and every one of you.
Because as I see others make it, I know I can too.
We walk hand in hand, beside each other in this effort to get and stay sober.
As Prim said today, it is not easy to get sober and it is not a game.
It was the hardest thing I have ever done.
But now, I am reaping the benefits.
And the most important one to me is peace of mind.
There is nothing that can replace the peace I have knowing I will wake up with no regrets over my drinking.
I believe in accountability.
Without it, I would lie about my drinking.
It is too easy to say we want to be sober, but take no action.
The reason I tell people I don't drink is for me.
It takes away the shame and the lies.
It puts me in the light of truth.
We were not born to drink and die.
In big and small ways, I believe we are born to help other people.
There are many things I wish to change this year.
But when I look back over my older posts, I realize I have been working on the same things, and I still haven't made the changes I wish!
At least I don't have to start all over with a new list!
Happy New Year!
With Peace, Joy and Love,
On Day 453