26 days sober.
So I didn't expect so many followers or so much interaction when I made this account, I just thought it'd be a way of holding myself accountable. But here I am with a whole bunch of amazing people in my corner rooting for me, or saying they're feeling exactly the same as I am at certain times.
Yes, I post the crappy parts of this journey because I can only post my truth and the truth is, going sober after self medicating for so long means a hell of a lot of shite that I've kept hidden with drink comes up to the surface. As well as alcoholism I suffer numerous mental health issues, which can make life really hard.
I refuse to sugar coat this chapter of my life, if I'm having a hard day, I'm going to say so because if just one person can relate and my words make them feel less alone, then even on my bad days I can feel I'm doing some good in this world.
I'm in no doubt being sober is far better than drinking, and I really am working hard to stay sober and not go backwards, but if I do, I'll post that too and just reset my number on the certificate, because relapse happens even to the strongest people.
I guess what I'm getting at here is I'm not some negative Nancy who's found a platform to complain on, I'm just an ordinary person fighting addictions, mental illnesses and aiming for this illusive thing we call a healthy life.
I don't want people to think it's easy because they'd be put off at the first hurdle, but I do want them to know it's possible if you keep pushing through. Who knows what today's going to bring, it's 6.30am and I'm about to go and meditate using a new app I found while having my duvet evening yesterday, then have some coffee and breakfast.
To everyone who has got another sober day under your belt, well done, you're amazing. To those who may have slipped up, it's ok, every day is an opportunity to start over, you're worth it.
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