Sundays aside, we still have evenings, mornings, holidays and random time slots to fill without getting wasted. So I’ve compiled a simple list of things I enjoy doing sober and alone. I’m focusing on things you can do alone because many times, especially when we are first trying to get sober, we need to distance ourselves from our friends or other relationships that may not support our decision. I hope some of them will resonate with you and please give me any suggestions or things you enjoy in the comments. I’m looking for new ideas to!
Actually I drank no matter the occasion, but that’s not the point. The point is on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. the UPS man came to the house.
The more I drank, the more I felt like a Gremlin, bright lights were not my friend and instant filters, edits and retakes were not just a convenience, they were a requirement. The more I drank, the more my whole life required an outer filter, a ‘happy-everything-is-fine’ exterior, when on the inside I was crumbling.
Blackout. Pass out. Night sweats. Hangover. Happy Hour. Repeat.
This was my life for about 20 years.