Teenage Sarah didn’t drink!
I was very depressed and painfully shy, but I did have passions that seem to have faded away since then. My drinking made me forget things, forget how to be, behave and think. It made me think I didn’t have time.
But that was a lie and now is the time to get my passions back!
Drawing and painting
Listening to loud music by obscure bands
Playing the guitar badly
Walking for miles
EDIT: Reading ghost stories, crime novels and books of horror films I love
I’ll let you know how things go!
What are you rediscovering?
I’ve got my sports bug back.
Back doing all the things I loved pre drinking.
Great to see you planning getting your life back.
My teenager years are a blur sometimes but the clearest things I remember are my lessons with Mrs. Bass, my private voice instructor. That feeling of awe when we would song together.
I love/miss singing.
Love the “badly” lol. We may not have been good but we tried. I ceased trying lots of stuff when I started drinking.
I thought I wanted to be “the man” and alcohol gave me the replacement courage instead of using my old fashioned guts. I’ve come to the conclusion I don’t want to be the lead singer, just the drummer or bassist or not Lebron but the 6th man, like a version of Danny Manning. I want to be a team player and add to those around me. Being in the middle of the herd is my spot.
Back into my sports and physical activities like basketball and walking or hiking, back to showing up to work everyday and bringing home the bacon, literally and figuratively haha. I’d like to possibly journal, I think I’m somewhat creative but not overly so.
That’s great. And sport can be so uplifting
That’s lovely. Will you go back to singing?
It’s the little things, isn’t it. I bet journalling is very cathartic.
Well I kind of sing for my job but I’d like to be performing on a stage again. But I don’t know where hmmm
Where would I be without bacon… I shudder to think
No doubt Man, and it tastes a lot better sober too…damn near orgasmic! Lol
I enjoy taking the dogs on walks much more often now. Just being outside in general I enjoy a lot
Yes, fresh air and pets
It’s starting to warm up here so looking forward to some long walks.
First thing I thought when I read the title was eww why would you ever want to go back there? But I do see what you mean though. I was exactly the same when I was a teenager, depressed, anxious, but could say no to a drink and still had my passions. When I was still drinking, I couldn’t work out where the passions had gone, I just thought something was wrong with me. But they’re back now I’m sober and it’s like that foggy cloud has lifted and I can experience life properly again. I’m discovering my love for cooking again, I’ve actually started using my sewing machine that’s been sitting there for like 4 years. That hunger to learn is back, that I thought I had just grew out of.Its a great feeling.
Hope it goes well for you!
this is my first project I’ve ever successfully crocheted. The photos don’t do it justice but I love it! I literally can’t do anything in a straight line so check out Granny Squares if you haven’t, that’s where I totally finally got it after trying since I was a kid lol
Oh god, not literally haha.
Cooking is great. I fine the thought of making something really occupies my mind.
Wow I love it! Those colours are beautiful!
Just adding archery to my list.
Begginer lessons in 4 weeks!
Oh my god, hahaha hahaha ha, I came 2nd in my archery beginner class! And I got a medal!
They kept calling me Katniss Everdean…