Sober Since: 09 / 09 / 2012
Sober For: 9 Years & 14 Days
What it was like?
I drank to cope, I drank to be "fun", I drank because it was a day ending in "y"... I blacked out more nights than I didn't and usually had no recollection of what I'd done or who I'd been with.
I ended up with a myriad of health issues and eventually I also ended up getting a DUI, filing bankruptcy, losing my home, getting a divorce, losing my job, and moving back in with my parents. As my 30th birthday approached, I did a serious life inventory. I knew something big needed to change, but I still didn't think that quitting drinking was the solution. Didn't everyone start their day with a coffee cup of wine?! Didn't everyone need a shot of whisky for a good nights' sleep?! It wasn't until meeting my (now) husband who decided to quit drinking a few months later that I did so, as well... "in support of him".
What it is like now?
I recently celebrated 1500 days sober! I now have two beautiful little ones, a wonderfully authentic, supportive and loving marriage, and a successful career. I live life present in the moment and am finally comfortable being my true self.