I don’t normally check in twice in a day, but in this case I’m hoping it helps me let go of things and move on with my day. Though I’m not tempted to drink right now, alcohol itself isn’t the issue, it’s important I don’t let my “emotional sobriety” get derailed, because that ultimately feeds into my sobriety regarding alcohol.
Today I learned of a new way that part of my ethnic heritage and family can be dragged through the mud casually in public because it’s “just an expression.” I’m trying to navigate how to go about managing my feelings and response to this. I need thick skin, and not give people the power to yank me around by my emotions, but at what point do I stand up and say things aren’t okay?
(I’m not looking for public replies on that particular debate/topic by the way, I’m too worried about the derailing potential there)