How the progression of self-portraits often goes. From sincere . . . to nuts!
Today is a banner day for me. I'm celebrating 1,000 days of sobriety. YAY!
For most of my life I couldn't imagine life without alcohol. Now I can't imagine life with it. And that is nothing short of a miracle. I was what's known as a maintenance drinker. I rarely got really drunk, but I drank wine every day. It was my constant companion and my solution to everything. A thousand days ago I was dead inside, hopeless, depressed and I wanted to die.
Three years ago tomorrow (July 5) I walked into a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. I was terrified. I wanted to stop drinking, and with their help I did. It has not been a cakewalk, but my life -- especially my inner life -- is 1,000 times better today. Being a sober woman kicks ass! I've never had more fun in my life, or a better relationship with myself, or a stronger spirituality.
So hurray for 1,000 days! I love AA and I'm proud to be in recovery. I have freedom I never even dreamed possible.
Wishing you a safe and fun 4th!