Too busy to think about drinking or being sober

6 Nov

9:43 am

Hi! I just wanted to check in and say, Yes, I’m still here, and Yes, I’ve been busy trying to earn a living. It doesn’t have to be this hard, and I am hoping to remedy that in the the next six months–I’ve realized that job change doesn’t happen overnight/in a few months, so I’m going to give it a lot longer; meantime, continue to grind out the freelance life.

I think about being sober these days, only in the context of it being my anchor to sanity–I’d be one big ball of uncontrollable worry about finances if I let myself lag on my to-do lists by procrastinating with wine. I rarely think about drinking–it wouldn’t be nice, and it wouldn’t solve anything. I was down last night, but I shed a few tears, forced myself to “get happy,” and made a pie. It totally took me out of the moment, which I knew if I just felt it, would pass. There is literally no place in my life right now for alcohol.

Well, I gotta get to work, but I promise to check in again very soon and start blogging more. Miss you all!

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3 Responses to “Too busy to think about drinking or being sober”

  1. ainsobriety November 6, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    I’m glad you are still here! I have always loved your posts.
    Take care!

    Anne

  2. Phoenix November 6, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Thanks for checking in DDG. It’s good to hear from you. I’d taken a little break for a few as well. I’m am glad you are doing well and happy the pie helped. I’ve found that any sort of creative activity, be it writing, painting, cooking, even assembling outfits, perks me up when I’m down.
    See you soon.
    Phoenix
    http://shadowashspiritflame.wordpress.com/

  3. CH December 11, 2014 at 2:26 am #

    Miss your posts!

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