I think today is Day 383.
The husband and I just returned from a weekend away to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We were “way up north” (unless you live in Ontario in which case we were “a bit down south.”) ☺️
This sort of alone time is hard to come by these days so it was a special treat for us. And along with the specialness naturally came some self-imposed pressure. After all, a 20th anniversary should be amazing and romantic and exciting and… awesome. Shouldn’t it?
But to go away together and not drink wine? No wine with dinner? No wine in the hot tub? No wine by the fire?
And it was fine. No, it was actually fantastic. I missed the wine the first evening at the start of dinner but not at all after that.
We relaxed, enjoyed each other’s company, and had fun. We still had the “good talks” I had thought required wine. And we had some of the other good stuff too. 😉
You’ll notice we weren’t completely alone (one tiny doggie was invited). And we went dogsledding too, something neither of us had ever done before. Super fun.
If you are worried that sobriety will take the fun out of alone time, don’t be. I think the key is to be patient about it, see how things go, and try not to have too many expectations.
I’m already planning our next getaway.
Happy sober day,
p.s. look what I found in the gift shop! It’s little turtle!