I think one of the best things about this whole sober thing is that I am not constantly slightly disappointed with myself. I am now just a little bit relieved all the time that the decision about drinking has been made. I am not.
Today I read somewhere, I think it was on Club Soda page on FB, of a recommendation for a book called Dry by Augusten Burroughs. So as is my usual love of buying books on my kindle I bought it straight away. I am only about one chapter in, and it is breaking my heart…. So much drinking is in our lives to try to dull pain. And granted, it works to a point. Drinking does take the edge off. But really? It is an anaesthetic and dulls the good things too. And to top it off it is addictive. So you believe you need it. What a giant con the whole thing is…
Drinking is so much a part of our culture that we, who have decided to knock it on the head, for whatever reason, are seen as the weird ones. I guess I will live with that. I will keep you posted on if Augusten’s book turns out happily. I’m sure it will because otherwise it would not have been recommended 😉
Trying to find creative ways of relieving stress, boredom, sorrow, irritation or disappointment has become a big quest in my life. I have now got a little array of ways in which I can help myself to feel better that does not involve reaching for the shortcut, lazy way to temporary edge-offness…. More about that next time.
A hello too, to those who are new to my blog. You can look back and see the build up if you have lots of time on your hands… Well not even lots, it is quite short. But love to you all….