The other not-so-good thing is that my girlfriend kind of “misses” me drinking. I think it’s a combination of a couple of things: 1) she drinks (very little), and she is happier when we share things; and 2) she perceives me as being “more fun” when I drank before. To her sobriety isn’t as important as it is to me. I think what’s actually happening is that as long as she’s known me (going on 7 years) I’ve been a drinker. We have a LOT of good memories, and she’s connecting those good memories to the fact that we both drank.
I deeply feel that the longer I avoid alcohol, and the more good memories we have in the coming months and years (which we will!), the more she’ll begin to identify me with simply being a non-drinker. This will only serve to guide us both toward being healthier and happier for years to come.
My Journey to Sobriety Has Only Just Begun. How About Yours?
Looking back at my first 100 days of sobriety there have been MANY positives in my life – both in how I feel today, and how I view my future. There have been only TWO slightly negative things, but both of those will become positives in the coming months.
I know it’s not an easy thing for some people to quit. But I have to tell you that it’s easier than it seems if you focus on just making minor changes to your life. For instance, cut back on the happy hours, or make certain days of the week “no drinking” days. Before you know it alcohol will be at the bottom of your list of priorities – right where it belongs. Sobriety is NOT that far out of reach, as long as you keep trying.
For me, the bottom line is that I would absolutely do it all over again, because the day I stopped drinking alcohol was the best day in my life. Please decide to reduce or eliminate alcohol from your life, and you too will find as many positives as I did. Begin your own personal road to sobriety today! ♦