I have read a lot of posts and comments on here about people worried about what others will say about their sobriety. Posts about the disbelief people have in their attempts.
Day 444, and I am exhausted, I have worked every day since may 12th. Yesterday, I went to work early and then headed to a NASCAR race. This morning I was tired, my eyes were red, moved slowly, and had a headache.
3 people asked: “The way you look, you must have drank at the race?”. Then I saw 2 of them whispering and looking at me. At first I was pissed, they know what I am doing…why would they talk about this.
Then I realized…people will be people…they will gossip, they will tell stories, question motives. Whether its about my drinking or something else they are going to do what they are going to do. I cant change human nature, nor do I wish to attempt it. So why be pissed? Just let it go.
Someone questioning your motive, or your success with sobriety? I say screw’em. Let them. You do you, and let them sadly be who they are.
The true reward isnt what people will think of me being sober, its putting my head on my pillow at night with another sober day completed.