I’ve definitely turned a corner in this sobriety journey. I am feeling happily sober, not as though I’m sacrificially (is that even a word?) sober. For Day 37 I’m pretty chuffed about that. It’s not a pink cloud feeling, it’s more permanent than that.
The party I went to was…fun! We were there for about 2.5 hours, 6-8:30, which was long enough for the kids and we left just before everyone started getting too drunk. Perfect! Another sober milestone down! I bought Rachel Black’s book How to Party Sober and read the whole thing before I went. There were no a-ha moments but a few timely reminders that gave me confidence.
I’ve also begun reading Jason Vale’s book Kick the Drink Easily! and I think that really helped too. I didn’t have wine envy at all! I just enjoyed the company, the ambience and celebrating my friend’s sister’s achievement (building her own house as a single mum).
So, instead of stumbling home drunk and falling into bed, I drove us all home, tucked the kids into bed, made a herbal tea and slipped under the covers in my bed.
I made my bed and unlike when I was drinking, I’m more than happy to lay in it!