What’s the best part about being sober?

29 Nov

12:29 am

I wanted to link back to one awesome lady’s blog, Tired of Thinking About Drinking, where she asks us to reply to her latest post, which is a question:

What’s the best part of being sober?

I think it’s a great way to engage people who, like she says, might be lurking and still wondering if getting sober is the “right” thing to do. It’s also been on my mind lately, the good things about being sober and the things that have changed (for the better and for the worse).

So, here’s the best part of being sober, for me, at nearly 7 weeks:

Wow. I can’t even say, but I think it’s both not feeling imprisoned by my obsession to drink (which was a 24-hour deal) AND being conscious of my choices — clear, confident, and unwilling to do anything other than self-validate! I LOVE not feeling like I need to worry about other people’s problems, or apologize for my choices — others remain where they are, but I have moved forward. I know it sounds a bit self-righteous, but it comes from a place of great struggle finally resolving itself; OR, it’s as simple as my desire — and ability and freedom of choice and action — to get out of bed at 7, swim in the ocean (because I moved close to one!), and come home and water my sprouting herbs…and not wonder if I’m doing what others think I should be or whether they approve! I think sobriety allows you to uncover it; stop drinking, and you can finally uncover the landscape of your life.

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2 Responses to “What’s the best part about being sober?”

  1. Belle (Tired2012) November 29, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    thanks for the link 🙂 i do love your comment:
    “stop drinking, and you can finally uncover the landscape of your life”
    and i think we should get t-shirts made!

    • Drunky Drunk Girl December 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

      HAHA. Yes! We can sell them at sober conferences…along with some of your baked goods. Maybe we can put a unicorn with sparkly teeth trotting over some sort of amazing scenery undernearth it…like those big Rennaissance paintings? I’d buy one…;)

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