I’m new here and wanted to say hello. My vice has been white wine, which initially was a casual way to unwind at the end of the day and ended up flowing a little too easily. While I’ve “taken a break” from wine for a month or two occasionally in the past, it finally registered how silly it is to consider sobriety “a break.” I know firsthand how much better I feel when I skip the wine, so why treat myself to sobriety only temporarily?
So, here I am with a different mindset than before, having had a great night’s sleep, and excited to enjoy a strawberry seltzer and a clear head. I know the next time I fly, it will take focus not to order a glass thinking it will calm my nerves, but that’s not a concern for today. Today my goal is to commit to memory how good I feel from head to toe and to attribute that to what I put (and don’t put) in my body.
Cheers to everyone on their journeys (hurdles and all), and thanks for being a part of a community that I hope will provide encouragement, support, empathy, and laughs when needed.