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  • thesoberknitter - thesoberknitter @thesoberknitter 28 minutes ago
  • The other day I explained to someone why I stopped drinking, which led on to me explaining what it was like to live as a #sober person. .
I spoke about how I have more time, because I hadn't realised how much of my time was spent feeling like shit. And how much of my time was spent thinking about drinking: planning when and how much I would drink, not thinking about anything beyond it. And how this was every day. Not just Friday night or Saturday night but wondering how much I could get away with drinking on a week night. I never gave myself room to face what was making me drink. I went from day to day feeling about the same amount of shit. Hating myself and giving myself excuses for why I drank.
Since I don't have that psychic burden these days, I spend my time thinking. Or reading. Or talking. Or walking. Or cooking. Or knitting (mostly knitting). I talk through what's worrying me. I accept that some days are better than others. I remember that light is stronger than dark and life is a beautiful thing. .
When I was drinking I didn't deal with my feelings about my mum. Her drinking, her crazy, the endless worry about whether she was safe. Her early death, after a long fight, from cancer complicated by enlarged liver. Hoping she would realise she loved me enough to stop drinking: if she could just realise how much good and how much life she had.
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Now I am not drinking I can see how she went from where I was to full blown addiction. I can see how that isolated and alienated her from those who loved her so much. This is a really painful thing to write, but if it helps anyone...I couldn't put my family through what she put us through. I loved her utterly. .
#notallthosewhowanderarelost #soberandgrateful #sobriety #soberaf #sober #wedorecover #wordstoliveby #wordsonmywall #soberreflections #wearetheluckiest #odaat The other day I explained to someone why I stopped drinking, which led on to me explaining what it was like to live as a #sober person. . I spoke about how I have more time, because I hadn't realised how much of my time was spent feeling like shit. And how much of my time was spent thinking about drinking: planning when and how much I would drink, not thinking about anything beyond it. And how this was every day. Not just Friday night or Saturday night but wondering how much I could get away with drinking on a week night. I never gave myself room to face what was making me drink. I went from day to day feeling about the same amount of shit. Hating myself and giving myself excuses for why I drank. Since I don't have that psychic burden these days, I spend my time thinking. Or reading. Or talking. Or walking. Or cooking. Or knitting (mostly knitting). I talk through what's worrying me. I accept that some days are better than others. I remember that light is stronger than dark and life is a beautiful thing. . When I was drinking I didn't deal with my feelings about my mum. Her drinking, her crazy, the endless worry about whether she was safe. Her early death, after a long fight, from cancer complicated by enlarged liver. Hoping she would realise she loved me enough to stop drinking: if she could just realise how much good and how much life she had. . Now I am not drinking I can see how she went from where I was to full blown addiction. I can see how that isolated and alienated her from those who loved her so much. This is a really painful thing to write, but if it helps anyone...I couldn't put my family through what she put us through. I loved her utterly. . #notallthosewhowanderarelost #soberandgrateful #sobriety #soberaf #sober #wedorecover #wordstoliveby #wordsonmywall #soberreflections #wearetheluckiest #odaat
  • The other day I explained to someone why I stopped drinking, which led on to me explaining what it was like to live as a #sober person. . I spoke about how I have more time, because I hadn't realised how much of my time was spent feeling like shit. And how much of my time was spent thinking about drinking: planning when and how much I would drink, not thinking about anything beyond it. And how this was every day. Not just Friday night or Saturday night but wondering how much I could get away with drinking on a week night. I never gave myself room to face what was making me drink. I went from day to day feeling about the same amount of shit. Hating myself and giving myself excuses for why I drank. Since I don't have that psychic burden these days, I spend my time thinking. Or reading. Or talking. Or walking. Or cooking. Or knitting (mostly knitting). I talk through what's worrying me. I accept that some days are better than others. I remember that light is stronger than dark and life is a beautiful thing. . When I was drinking I didn't deal with my feelings about my mum. Her drinking, her crazy, the endless worry about whether she was safe. Her early death, after a long fight, from cancer complicated by enlarged liver. Hoping she would realise she loved me enough to stop drinking: if she could just realise how much good and how much life she had. . Now I am not drinking I can see how she went from where I was to full blown addiction. I can see how that isolated and alienated her from those who loved her so much. This is a really painful thing to write, but if it helps anyone...I couldn't put my family through what she put us through. I loved her utterly. . #notallthosewhowanderarelost #soberandgrateful #sobriety #soberaf #sober #wedorecover #wordstoliveby #wordsonmywall #soberreflections #wearetheluckiest #odaat
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  • sober_mama_of_3 - Sober Living @sober_mama_of_3 30 minutes ago
  • #day4. Last night was a lot easier than expected.  Thursdays are the start to my weekend and it's a day I always look forward to because I know I can have an extra beer or two because I don't have to wake up early for work. 
Last night I stayed in cuddling up with my girls and watched Toy Story.  I had a few little cravings, but overall was fine.

Fast forward to today.  Cravings started around 1pm.  Kept myself busy and they stayed at a nice distance.  My anxiety started when my hubby said it was time to go to my parents for my dad's bday.  Bday's always equaled drinks.  Always.  So I brought my AF beer.  Right now we're sitting around, my parents and hubby are drinking.  I'm drinking AF however am dealing with a lot of uneasiness. "Just one sip.  Just one beer.  Why not?  It's Dad's bday.  It would be just one." Gosh I hate that addict voice.  It's so loud and annoying.  It knows how to make me anxious, it knows how to get to me. 
But instead of giving in, I came on insta for inspiration, for hope, to not be alone. 
Back to my AF beer I go.
I can do this.  I am doing this.
Thank you all for the inspiration. 
#alcoholfree #afbeer #sober #soberliving #recovery #wedorecover #day4. Last night was a lot easier than expected. Thursdays are the start to my weekend and it's a day I always look forward to because I know I can have an extra beer or two because I don't have to wake up early for work. Last night I stayed in cuddling up with my girls and watched Toy Story. I had a few little cravings, but overall was fine. Fast forward to today. Cravings started around 1pm. Kept myself busy and they stayed at a nice distance. My anxiety started when my hubby said it was time to go to my parents for my dad's bday. Bday's always equaled drinks. Always. So I brought my AF beer. Right now we're sitting around, my parents and hubby are drinking. I'm drinking AF however am dealing with a lot of uneasiness. "Just one sip. Just one beer. Why not? It's Dad's bday. It would be just one." Gosh I hate that addict voice. It's so loud and annoying. It knows how to make me anxious, it knows how to get to me. But instead of giving in, I came on insta for inspiration, for hope, to not be alone. Back to my AF beer I go. I can do this. I am doing this. Thank you all for the inspiration. #alcoholfree #afbeer #sober #soberliving #recovery #wedorecover
  • #day4. Last night was a lot easier than expected. Thursdays are the start to my weekend and it's a day I always look forward to because I know I can have an extra beer or two because I don't have to wake up early for work. Last night I stayed in cuddling up with my girls and watched Toy Story. I had a few little cravings, but overall was fine. Fast forward to today. Cravings started around 1pm. Kept myself busy and they stayed at a nice distance. My anxiety started when my hubby said it was time to go to my parents for my dad's bday. Bday's always equaled drinks. Always. So I brought my AF beer. Right now we're sitting around, my parents and hubby are drinking. I'm drinking AF however am dealing with a lot of uneasiness. "Just one sip. Just one beer. Why not? It's Dad's bday. It would be just one." Gosh I hate that addict voice. It's so loud and annoying. It knows how to make me anxious, it knows how to get to me. But instead of giving in, I came on insta for inspiration, for hope, to not be alone. Back to my AF beer I go. I can do this. I am doing this. Thank you all for the inspiration. #alcoholfree #afbeer #sober #soberliving #recovery #wedorecover
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