Name: Katie P
Sober Since: 11 / 07 / 2018
Sober For: 3 Years & 196 Days
What it was like?
I knew the gig was up. My life had become unmanageable and I have been to jail, institutions and my last stop was death.
My drinking was not glamorous. At the end, I was alone in my bedroom drinking literally 24 hours a day. I had lost almost all of my friends, I always rushed out of family dinners, and had zero self esteem. I could not keep a job. I literally could not keep anything. I knew that getting away from my routine, in the woods, without a car or money was the only way I could flip the switch. So, I checked myself into rehab and did everything they told me to do. I’ve never looked back. I think of that girl, the one in so much pain and I want to hug her and tell her, it.will.get.better, I promise.
What it is like now?
Here I am, this week, half way around the world, 6 months sober in Copenhagen and Germany ?? at our parent company ??? #sograteful. I am so grateful for the gift of humility, the will to surrender and a power greater than myself. Here I am today. Living a life in recovery, being of service when I can, and so truly thankful for this second chance at life.