Today (1-14-19) I woke up with ONE YEAR of sobriety behind me!!
That is 31,536,000 seconds of sobriety with a lifetime to go!
Until I made the decision a year ago to quit, I never thought I could do it.
I didn’t know that I could do holidays, birthdays, vacations, brunches and stressful days without alcohol. Now I know I can!
People often ask, “Now that you know you can actually go without it, do you think you’ll ever just have a glass here or there?”
The answer for me is an astounding, NO.
I quit drinking because one drink was never enough.
I quit drinking because it became a tool for me to numb out my emotions.
I quit drinking because I thought it was easier to escape in a wine bottle than to face my problems.
I quit drinking because I was using it as a crutch in motherhood.
I quit drinking because it made me feel like shit and only magnified the issues that I once thought I was using it to help…calming my anxiety and restless sleep.
For me, alcohol isn’t an option in my life.
So much growth has happened for me in this last year…and there is still so much healing to come. I’m high on life! 🧘🏼♀️
A freaking year, y’all…I’m so damn proud of myself but I didn’t do it alone…
Special thanks to God for giving me the power to take control of my own life.
To Danny for supporting me and encouraging me every step of the way with unconditional love.
To my sister Kimberly who started this wild journey with me with very little hesitation.
And to all of my supporters out there who have done nothing but cheer me on.
I love all of you and couldn’t be more grateful.
On to another year…
PS: For those of you out there struggling to get through the tough days without alcohol…I see you. You are loved and you can do hard things!! I’m cheering you on.
📸: Photography by Amanda Jones