Day 82: Something Different

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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!

    Anne

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  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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