Well I've got through the first week and I'm feeling quite pleased with myself about that. On the way home yesterday we went via Sumner and went to the movie Calvary. It was excellent, very well acted and a powerful movie. Then when we got home at about 6.30 there was a nice fire going and my sweet daughter was making green Thai chicken curry for us for dinner, and my son was here too with his girlfriend, so that was a very happy way to end the week. I even got congratulated!
Today has been hideously busy, and I've been dying to get on here all day! Actually I think this blogging thing is going to be great because it not only reinforces our commitment to ourselves, but if ever at a loss for something to do.....then how enjoyable it is to spend an hour or two on here reading other people's stories and gaining knowledge and confidence, and having a very safe sort of feeling of companionship with like minded people. I feel very grateful for this.
I still feel quite weird but that's okay. I told a friend today who dropped in unexpectedly. She's someone I used to drink with quite a bit a long time back. It wasn't so bad, talking about it a wee bit. She was kind of surprised that I would even attempt it, but I could tell it was making her think about her own drinking habits too, which are a bit excessive. She was supportive and told me how strong I am, and if that's what I want then she thinks I can do it. So I shall certainly head into week two with that in mind. I just can't wait till I get to the point where I really Love being Sober. And feel whole and normal and confident and proud.
Bring it on ! (I know there's some hard yards before that though).
I hope you have all had a happy weekend and a productive Monday.