Name: Tracy Dietel
Sober Since: 02 / 28 / 2013
Sober For: 8 Years & 279 Days
What it was like?
Alcohol had made my life become unmanageable. I struggled with alcohol for over a decade. I was to the point that I couldn't go on anymore the way I was living, but I couldn't stop drinking. I was a college graduate/professional by day and a drunk at night. I don't know what happened on February 28, 2013, but I completely surrendered to God and he listened. Since that time, I haven't had the desire to pick up a drink since.
I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I hadn't lost material things, however, I had lost myself and I could not go on living the way I was. I let God take the wheel. I gave everything to God and I finally was able to see how powerless I was over the first drink. I finally got a sponsor and started working the steps.
What it is like now?
Today, my life is beyond my wildest dreams, just like the Promises state. I have two beautiful daughters that are proud of me and love me tremendously. I've been with my law firm since 2011. I bought a beautiful house and made amends to my creditors. I'm traveling to Rome in April with my husband to me and I'm walking down the aisle for the first time in October. Today, I love the women that I've become. I try to carry this message (Step 12) to other mom's who are struggling with alcoholism and addiction.