I'm 13 days and had to host a surprise party last night for a friend. I'd planned it before I quit drinking and almost used it as an excuse not to quit several times...you know, the whole "if I have an event two weeks from now that I'm going to drink at then I might as well drink every single day up til then and quit later "
I'd worried and worried about, bargained with myself about having just one (right), thought of excuses.
Last night I didn't drink. Here's what I learned:
No one cared.
Many other people didn't drink either.
I laughed until I cried several times.
I woke up this morning to a clean house, because I was sober and picked up before bed.
I just ran four miles.
I don't have a headache and I'm not dizzy.
I haven't once worried about something I said or did.
I had a great time.
I don't feel like I missed out on anything.
I didn't write this to get a pat on the back. I need to reread this the next time I'm worrying about an event and I hope that it helps another newly sober person who might be on the same boat.
I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!