Sober Since: 10 / 07 / 2015
Sober For: 7 Years & 59 Days
What it was like?
Life as an alcoholic was like life with my toxic best friend. We did everything together. We ruined my life together.
My life fell apart and I was close to losing my family and my job. I was tired of waking up hungover wondering what I said the night before. I was tired of chasing being drunk.
What it is like now?
Life is easier to navigate sober. However, craving never gets easier for me and I make a conscious choice everyday to not drink. For me, having dreams about using and drinking again is a reminder for me when I wake up that I don’t want to disappoint myself or my family or the ever important sobriety date. Unless you’ve gotten sober yourself, the sobriety date it just another date to everyone else. To me, it is a milestone of where I’ve been and how far I’ve come!