I had been drinking for more than 40 years …since I was a teenager back in the 1970s. That is a lot of booze. I knew everything there was about the drinking life and what it offered me. I really wanted to know what life was like sober. It took a lot of hell, but I do know what life is like sober, what I am like sober. I could cry thinking of all those years I lived behind the veil…all those terrible, painful choices and consequences, but such is life.
Getting sober allowed me to actually become myself…an adult who doesn’t drink…a completely different me…the real me, not the chemically changed me.
What a relief to know I will live my final days and hopefully years as I was intended, sober, clear, happy, at peace with myself. What a blessing.