Day 82: Something Different


Is today yet another day one for you? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, you keep ending up in this same place? Then consider this: instead of trying harder, try something different.

I borrowed this idea from Belle at Tired of Thinking about Drinking.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t stumbled upon her blog almost three years ago. She was my first something different. The second was writing a blog of my own. Hopefully there won’t need to be a third.

Today I feel grateful for:

1. this ongoing record of my journey.

2. the wonderful online sober community.

3. this morning’s gentle yoga that seems to have cured my headache.


p.s. In case you are wondering, I do still sometimes question my choices, have cravings, feel depressed or pissed off. I just choose to ignore those thoughts as much as I can.


5 thoughts on “Day 82: Something Different

  1. Yes. Wishing things were different never worked for me, but I tried many times.

    The ability to be objective and choose differently will serve you well. There are so many opportunities out there. None of them required booze!



  2. For me the last “something different” was the online sober community. Not only did it help me decide I was ready to be done, but it has provided such a variety of insight and support along the way.
    It has been miraculous to see, read, and listen to the many many unique ways people do the “sober journey.” I appreciate knowing that I create my way through this just as each person creates his/her own unique way.
    No way is right or wrong, and the diversity makes all of it so creative and empowering and real.
    I also struggle with approval seeking and people pleasing. When I finally owned that my own unique way of living without wine is just as worthy as any other way, it felt like such a burden had been lifted. I felt authentic, truly me.
    Such a gift. Such Gratitude 🙂

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