The Sober Journey. Could it be a Mistake?

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Maybe it’s all a big mistake.

What if I’ve made a mistake? Maybe I don’t have a real problem with booze. Maybe it’s a false alarm. Maybe I over-reacted.

Could happen, right? Well, no. Not really. People don’t generally accidentally mistake themselves for alcoholics. If you think you might be, then you…….Well, it’s not for me to say.

I can say this. I’ve never accidentally thought I might be anorexic. Well, because I’m not. I’ve never wondered if I might have a gambling problem. Well, because I don’t. I’ve never mistakenly sought help for porn addiction. You get the picture.

I sought sobriety because because I needed it.

Just for The hell of it though, let’s say maybe I made a mistake. I need something to write about.

So I’m on the wrong bus. I got on the sobriety bus by mistake. I still have a seat on the party bus. Turns out I don’t have a problem with booze. It wasn’t me. Maybe it was the nitrates. Maybe it was my hormones. Maybe it was the full moon. Maybe quitting was a mistake. Maybe I just needed a little break. I can get back on the party bus. Just suppose.

Well, here’s the thing. Even if I made a mistake, I like the bus I’m on. I don’t wanna get off. I like how I feel, I like the people I’ve met and I like where I’m going.

I saw a thing on Pinterest that summed it up pretty well. I’m not going to re post it though. Because I’m still new to the blogging scene and I don’t fully understand all the rules. I’m not exactly sure about copywriting and all that jazz. So, I worry. I worry that if I re post something I’m not supposed to, I’ll end up in Danbury. Where Martha went. I’ll be in prison with Teresa from the housewives. For what? Copywriting stupidity. Jeanne and Teresa sitting in a cage. Oh, Hell no!

So I’m not re posting the thing I saw on Pinterest. I’ll tell you the gist of it though. It was something like…

I’d rather go through life sober
Mistakenly thinking that I’m an alcoholic
Than to go through life drunk
Trying to convince myself that I’m not

Yeah, that’s where I stand on it. I really dig the whole sobriety thing. It’s better than I ever imagined it would be. I just wish I started sooner. Thirty something years ago would have been nice.

And so, I choose not to waste time nit-picking over what qualifies me to be here. I’m here. It’s no mistake. I’m exactly where I should be and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Cheers
J

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8 comments on “The Sober Journey. Could it be a Mistake?
  1. I too like the bus of sobriety. The road is smoother, more secure, and I’m pleasantly heading somewhere, rather than sitting in the back of the bus with a silly smile on my face.
    S…

  2. just finished reading all your blogs(guess that’s what they’re called). You’re really a natural at this. I’m so impressed !

  3. Great post Jeanne (may I? may I call you jeanne so soon? 🙂 .

    This pretty much sums up how I feel right now. This is one of the main reasons why ‘this time’ really does feel different for me. I have embraced sobriety and the good it does for me, I’m enjoying feeling clear headed and present. I am enjoying not thinking about drinking all of the time and like you, even if the thought of ‘maybe I don’t need to really give up completely’ enters my head it’s so much easier now to say ‘well maybe I don’t ‘need’ to, but I WANT to’ It makes a true world of difference, doesn’t it?
    LK

  4. Couldn’t have said it better … having to have surgery 6 months ago, and getting blood work done for the surgery, my liver enzymes were elevated. It was a wake-up call. I quit (not easy to give up wine), and sobriety is 100% better! I feel so alert in the mornings, and HEALTHIER.

    • Thank you for reading and commenting Laurie Ann. Good for you. Hands down Sobriety us the best decision I’ve ever made! Please subscribe or come back and visit my blog again!

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