23 Days, again

I’m happy to be sober again. May 1, I went on a business trip to Belgium. My colleagues there, who I don’t know all that well, asked me if I liked beer. Without thinking, I said I LOVE BEER. Then we got into a whole conversation about beer, and how we would go out and have some great beer in Antwerp, and the whole time…I knew that I needed to say something. I had 3 days to backtrack, or to make up some weird excuse (any excuse would’ve done), but I allowed myself to be tricked into thinking that would be “too awkward” and that I would just handle it at the last minute.

Well, you know how the story goes. That idea was planted as a seed, and Ye Olde Addict Brain saw its opportunity, and I started thinking, and even believing, that I could drink beer in Belgium and just be sober again after I got back home.

(That’s the way it always goes, doesn’t it?)

6 months, almost to the day later, and I was not sober for even a single day. I wasn’t necessarily drunk every day, but I did drink a whole lotta beer, and I never really could find the motivation to start stopping again.

I’m not going to go into the gory details, but a few things happened that I can say were caused by NOT being sober.

I’m grateful to be back here…I don’t really care anymore about the anonymity issue I was having. I yam what I yam and so be it.

I’m looking forward to perusing your posts, catching up (hopefully) and sharing hope and strength and beauty.

Blessings, love and light.




One thought on “23 Days, again

  1. Hey D,
    Happy to see you are back, although I somehow missed this post. Must have been because I was saying goodbye at my old firm in those days, rather stressful. And yes, the addict brain, it’s an asshole. :-/ Hope you are having a beautiful Christmas.
    xx, Feeling


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