It’s been a while since I’ve been here. To be honest my heart hasn’t been into it. My focus has been less, in the thick of it, but more so on the root of myself. Every single day my phone will send me a notification from my sober app, which I’ve been ignoring. I am completely surprised today to see I’ve reached a 5 week milestone.
At the very beginning of this journey I started reading The Naked Mind, by Annie Grace. (I haven’t finished yet) She talks about the power of our subconscious. For me personally that’s what I need to change. One of my last posts I did here, I talked about needing to take better care of my “inner me”.
I’ve been working on that a lot. I’m trying to stop believing the lies that seep into my subconscious. To acknowledge myself as not only who I want to be, but also start acting and believing to be the person that I know lives inside of me…….. Does that make sense?
Everyday in my planner I write a few things…….
~I am sober, happy, healthy, and I protect my inner child.~
I can thankfully say, I don’t feel that “witching hour” of anxiety that would usually come in the afternoons anymore. Not to say the thought of having a drink doesn’t come to mind.
Changing my mindset from I am sober day 5, day 17, or whatever day, to Simply changing the mindset that alcohol is NOT a part of me, is what’s working for me now.
I recently read the book The Alchemist. I absolutely loved it! The gist of it being, to follow your dreams and your hearts desire’s. I believe with everything in me that it’s important to listen to your hearts desires! However crazy, or unconventional it may be, you will always be better for it. Currently one of my hearts desires is to become sober. Every morning I write in my planner, I am sober, happy, and healthy. It’s a road I don’t necessarily understand, but I believe that because my heart desires it, I will be better for it.
I’m thankful for all of you here on this same journey, also listening to your own hearts desires.
Because above all, I love life. I love my life. I want to live each day on my terms. Not hungover, and without guilt. I want to enjoy each moment that life presents to me. That does not need to include alcohol.
I am in awe of my body. I am in awe of its strengths. The limits inside of it. Limits that I have yet to find, and hope I never do. The joy and satisfaction I gain by pushing those limits, even just the tiniest bit.
If my body was my girlfriend, I don’t think “she” would be so in Awe of me. I miss treat her. I ingest poison inside of her, and expect her to continually show up with her best self. I take her for granted…. What if “she” didn’t show up anymore? That would be my greatest regret.
In hindsight of having a few drinks, its not worth it. There’s more guilt than there is good times. It brings anxiety, chaos, and laziness. I’m unfocused, and inattentive to my kids. It absolutely is not worth the hangover. They are getting worse and scarring me.
I desire to be…… a mother that is present. A person that is healthy, and fit. Someone that puts good, healthy things into her body. Someone that is happy, and have fun, and enjoy all of life moments in its purest.
Alcohol is a liar… I’m done with that Bitch
Day 2…… why I’m at day 2 again? I can’t even talk about it right now. It was bad. Not loving myself right now.
It will pass…..
I will put genuine effort into writing my why…
I’m sitting at my kids soccer practice. Having fucking conversations in my head with my therapist self.
I’m out of jolly ranchers, and I’m out…….
At this point I have intentions of leaving here and meeting my husband at the local brewery…..
It’s summer, and I love summer with all my heart….. but I’ve had this cloud for days, and I want it to go away. I want that warm, fuzzy brain. Happy, carefree, chatty me.
I have 8 min. Until practice is over
~~Therapist self, wonders why I need or want alcohol to achieve these things.
I want to knife my therapist self…..
~~Therapist self wonders how I would feel if M or N jumped off the wagon.
This isn’t about them…..
~~ Therapist self knows you, and wonders what tomorrow will bring. It’s Friday….. and what about Saturday?
Oh well, I gave it a go
~~Therapist self wonders how much guilt you will have making this decision
I don’t understand why this is a thing. WHY IS THIS A THING!!! FUCK
To be honest, I feel blah, blah, blah!!!! Is all of this worth it? Is it that big of a deal? I really don’t even think my kids notice that I haven’t been drinking….. A few drinks and these clouds will disappear. It doesn’t have to be drink to hangover level, just happy drinks!
Is it possible to roll your eyes at your own self? Cause that’s what I’m doing……
I need to get off my ass an make some coffee. MORE EYE-ROLLING