60 Days Sober

60 Days Sober 🦏

Things you might expect to happen when walking through sobriety…

-Some people will not want to be your friend anymore (and that’s OKAY)

-You won’t want to be friends with certain people anymore (and that’s OKAY)

-Some people will want to know all the details of your past drinking habits (usually they’re trying to decide if they have an issue with alcohol themselves, don’t take offense)

-You’ll tolerate less.

-You’ll tolerate more.

-You’ll have emotions, suppressed feelings and even memories come out nowhere (and it’ll suck while you’re working through it all)

-You’ll realize that you are still funny, even sober

-You’ll sleep better

-You feel everything (it feels super raw and vulnerable in the beginning)

-You’ll cry…A LOT

-You feel out of control most days

-You doubt your decision of sobriety often by questioning if you really even had an issue to begin with

-You evaluate your past mistakes that were alcohol induced and beat yourself up

-You start to learn to forgive yourself for said mistakes

-You crave sugar more because you’re not consuming it through alcohol

-You have instances of outright rage

-You realize how many people have issues with alcohol

-You learn things that truly make you never want to drink again… like that the World Health Organization has named Alcohol a Group 1 Carcinogen, right up there with arsenic and asbestos

-You feel like you’re losing your ever loving mind and even question sometimes if you’re on the brink of a psychotic meltdown…but then realize it’s part of the process while you break the hold habits, start feeling everything you’ve numbed for so long, your brain grows back, and you start becoming who you’re truly meant to be

These are just a few of my feelings & experiences over the last 60 days…

I am so freakin’ proud of myself.
I owe this sobriety to myself.
No more hiding.
💞💫💞

Contributor: Echo

3 thoughts on “60 Days Sober”

  1. Thanks so much for this post. I just got 60 days a week ago and I needed this. I had been hiding my own damn self this past week until I read the step #3 prayer today and called my sponsor. I was really hit with a wave of emotion and needed to let it out. I hadn’t cried like that since this one time in detox. It’s a beautiful day and I’m happy to be alive! Thanks again.

    Martin

    1. Thank you for posting this. Today is day 60 of my recovery. Just for today I will not use! After two decades of use and abuse, two months feels great sober. It’s definitely been a roller coaster ride and it’s a disease i’ll have the rest of my life, but I don’t have to use. I don’t have to drink.
      I have to remind myself that life can be beautiful. I don’t have to numb myself from ordinary everyday problems. I can deal with things in a sober manner. So many opportunities can have fruition if I just go about things differently. My ways for the past 20 years have not worked so, just for today, I’ll believe that the way of my higher power will work.
      Life is too precious. I’ve had the incarceration. I’m currently living the institution. Only thing left of my addiction is death and I refuse to be powerless over my addiction any longer.
      Thank you again for this for it definitely gives others like me hope.

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