Sober Since: 08 / 11 / 2018
Sober For: 1 Years & 194 Days
What it was like?
Everyday was like the most miserable version of Groundhog Day. I hid the amount of alcohol I consumed from everyone and stayed in denial for years. Waking up after nights out trying to remember things I’d said and done and who I needed to apologize to became my norm.
I became a charicature of myself. I went from being highly respected to a joke. I lost a lot as a direct result of my drinking. I kept drinking to try and keep myself numb.
What it is like now?
I haven’t had a drink in over 3 months. The longest I’ve gone without a drink in the last 10 years. My mind is clearer, my spirit is stronger, and I’m finding myself again. I’m excited for the future and ready to make up for lost time. It’s not always easy and there are moments I struggle, but nothing is worth risking my new found sobriety.