Day 300 was a day like any other. I guess that’s the point. Not drinking has become (mostly) a nonevent.
As you may have already guessed, my 300 day treat was a painting by Mr. Belle. It is the first of the “personalized” paintings he offered up a couple weeks ago. For my word I chose “épanoui.” Belle said it meant “fulfilled or contented.” Then Mr. Belle, the native speaker, described it as “when you’re travelling and get to a nice place and are sitting there on the patio looking around, that feeling.” Perfect.
For me, the painting is a reminder, a representation of the feeling of contentment that I most love about this sober life. It’s a feeling that comes and goes, like every other feeling. But so far, it has always returned eventually. So the painting is a reminder that all I have to do is keep going, and after a while, the épanoui feeling will come back around.
Good stuff from today:
- wore jeans and comfy socks to work while still managing (I think) to look professional (enough)
- did some work stuff after dinner so that tomorrow will be less hectic and got more done than I thought I would
- there was some beautiful fall sunshine
Happy Sober Monday,