Today marks my year soberversary! (well, sort of)

13 Jun

11:43 pm

Today marks a year since I quit drinking. And, while I drank a total of 10 times since last June 13th, I still call this day my sobriety date.

And, it was my birthday yesterday, and while I had a few “I wish I could have a glass of white wine right now” moments, they passed almost instantaneously when I realized how “a” glass of white wine would make me feel: even more bloated than I already felt (I think I caught a bit of food poisoning on Tuesday night), and hung over the next day in 1000-degree heat (we went south, to a neighboring island, for a few days; glorious). NO, THANKS. Plus, ewwwww, I hate white wine! (Maybe I’m subconsciously making it easier on myself by craving drinks I don’t really like? Stranger things have happened.)

Pretty much an about-face from a year ago, eh? I mean, the journey…! More ruminations on this in a later post, that’s for sure. (I’m about to crash.)

Anyway, with some perspective from my boyfriend, I have to stop and congratulate myself. Here I am, thinking, Oh, geez, it’s still almost 90 days (this Sunday), and I still have cravings, and I still have a shit-ton of things I want/need to do that I’ve been avoiding doing because I’ve been sober and/or getting used to being sober, and… STOP! STOP THAT TALKING SHIT to yourself, and listen to what your boyfriend just said to you:

“It’s been a year. A year ago today, you decided to change your life. And, you did.”

Yes, I did. I mean, when you put it that way… 😉 Pretty cool, eh?


14 Responses to “Today marks my year soberversary! (well, sort of)”

  1. carrie June 14, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    Fucking amazing is what I’d say!
    Remember when we couldnt even string a few days without the shit!
    Now you have faced possibly every type of situation in your life without it. Baby steps to MASSIVE achievements. Rock and roll! I am proud of you.
    Glitter ball out, music on! You the girl!

    • Drunky Drunk Girl June 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

      Hi, Carrie,
      Ha! More like, fucking unbelievable! For real. And yes, I’ve faced most situations, but not working full-time, or freelancing as an actual reporter and writer, so…onward. Once I get these few things under my belt, I think I’ll feel a bit safer. I know I can do it, but I have to stay vigilant. I can almost hear wolfie-boy rooting around backside of the house… But, for now, GLITTER BALLS out! 🙂 xx

  2. losedabooze June 14, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Happy Belated Birthday and CONGRATS on your year of sobriety!! Awesome!!

    • Drunky Drunk Girl June 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

      Thank you, thank you. Here’s to looking ahead and staying on track…

  3. Belle June 14, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    very very pretty cool. couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl 🙂 hooray and cake and parades for you. i am soo fucking happy for you. honestly. hugs from me, across the universe, to you.

    • Drunky Drunk Girl June 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

      And, I need all the hugs I can get…I feel wolfie-douche hanging back behind the shed. Hugs right back to you, amazing brilliant Belle! xx

  4. Pip June 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm #


  5. Lisa Neumann June 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    I love the win and I love that you found it. A great way to approach life. Congrats on your life changing year. xox

    • Drunky Drunk Girl June 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. Lisa, your support has meant the world to me!

  6. Erica June 15, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Pretty cool! 🙂

    • Drunky Drunk Girl June 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      Thank you, Erica! Welcome to our little corner of the sobersphere…

  7. mysterygirlloveshernewlife June 15, 2013 at 3:14 am #

    This is great stuff and I am so happy to read about your journey!

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