Merry B Sober One Month

On Day Zero – December 6, 2016, I drank my last bubbly champagne cocktails and after-dinner drinks …  I even left a sip in the last glass (unheard of in former drunken world). I had gotten in the car to dinner, that evening, with the intention of being sober…and then after 2 drinks turned to more… I knew, in my core, that I was DONE!

December 7, 2016, I committed to being sober the entire holiday season.  Yesterday was the Epiphany (January 6, 2017) and in my blogpost Epiphany AKA Insight, I predicted I would feel the following:

I will become WISE and I will declare for my soul that there is no need to drink – ever again – in my fabulous wonderful lifetime.

I am happy to report that the statement is indeed a fact.  I do not plan to drink again….EVER.

Merry B. Sober blogging will keep me accountable.

I think sobering statistics in   Good “Stuff” from THE WEEK really helped to cement the commitment.  I love my life.  Why would I want to shorten it or create medical complications all for the sake of a buzz?

Then, today, I was reading Just Sober’s Blog post: Day 14…How’s Your Liver?  and seeing pictures, real live slices, of damaged livers really drives the point home.  Watch the video!

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I like my organs. I like my liver.  I wouldn’t purposefully damage my face… How can I be in my 50s and really just “beginning” to grasp consequences of binge drinking?  Seriously???

Thankfully… I do believe I’ve gained some wisdom this month.

I read back all my blogposts over the past month… In reflection, I cannot believe that I actually posted feelings of fear.

THIS IS WHAT HAS ME RATTLED. Forever seems like a very long time. A bit scary to be quite Fully Frickin Frank. (And so I will explore this Fear and other set of Feelings over this month of being merry and bright…while sober!)

{I actually wanted to edit the post, after reading it today, and take out these few lines because now they feel so ridiculous….but I also know that the little voice will start screaming in my head in the future…so I’m going to be brave.}
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Love this little FISH

Which posts really hit home for me today (and I was sort of surprised by what I wrote) ?

So I’m on a journey… Solstice to Solstice Sobriety (rather than 1 day at a time, I’m jumping into seasons at a time).  Winter to Summer 2017. Check out Sober in Richmond’s Words:

“…It really helped me to have the power of the whole darn earth behind me rather than a day or date on a calendar. I like Winter to Summer because the days get longer, and each day brings about more promise and more hope. It’s an incredibly magical thing, the Solstice to Solstice!”

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Forever seems more fun with a Season to Season Celebration!

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