Today marks a major milestone for me. Today I officially hit 365 days sober!! One whole year! When I first started trying to get sober I relapsed more times then I can count. I had to learn drinking was not my problem but a symptom of my emotional health. I had to face all the ugly demons I hated about myself. I had learn it was ok to not be ok. I had to learn to ask for help when I needed it. I learned all this from the absolutely amazing support team from my AA meetings and this amazing app.
Being sober does not keep bad days from happening but it makes them happen less often and easier to manage. In early sobriety when a bad day was happening I constantly repeated to myself One Day At A Time. This would remind me that just for today I could choice to stay sober. If it was so bad I would break it down even smaller. Just for this hour I can stay sober and repeated that every hour.
Life in sobriety has been such an amazing gift that I didn’t know I needed. I will forever be grateful for everyone that has helped me stay sober.
If you are struggling to stay sober reach out to someone, hit a meeting, read some post on here. I promise it will get easier. We CAN and we DO recover!