So glad I have a choice now.
Normally I would have been drunk by now having drunk all week.
Drinks at work tonight – not a craving.
Tonight I thought about drinking in an abstract way – glanced at a bottle shop and decided against it.
Walked past a bar and a cafe that I used to drink out tonight – not one moment of hesitation.
So now almost another day has gone by and I am still sober.
After feeling like I was completely broken twice this week – about work and about The Boy – I reminded myself to stay in the moment, to ride out the pain and tomorrow would be a new day.
This week there have been more moments of gratitude than intense pain, more reasons to be thankful than resentful and more reasons to stay sober than get drunk.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
- Crushing Sadness (isabelladurante.com)