Sweet Relief

After 21 days of sobriety, it finally happened. I hesitate to write this because it’s so hard to believe and I don’t ever want to be fake or put anything out here, in this precious sober community, that would lead anyone else to think they are doing recovery wrong, if they don’t feel this way at 3 weeks sober but I’ve tried so hard to be honest from the beginning. I’ve had such a deep sense of peace the last few days.

I feel so relieved! It was such a fight every dang day to just keep breathing and walking and living. And then on top of that the cravings and denying every single thought about drinking that would come up. I’m sure my soul was bleeding. The pain of those first few days sober was excruciating at times. And I just had to keep praying and keep fighting and keep believing other people in recovery who are a lot further along than me. They said it gets better. They said just hang in there. They said keep going. Thank you sober community for being here! You are such a gift!

I don’t know what else to say. Something has definitely shifted and I love it. Day 24!!!!

 

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22 thoughts on “Sweet Relief

    1. I hope so! Thank you Anne! Don’t know why I’m just seeing this comment. I first “met” you on The Bubble Hour when you shared your story with Jean and us. Such a powerful story of going through a literal fire, sober! Really appreciate you hanging around here to encourage us! ❤️

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    1. So true! And I’ve heard and read plenty of sober stories to know this doesn’t mean I’ll live in Lala Land from here on out. But it’s definitely such a huge change in my thinking and how I feel. I’ll take all the good days I can get! And thank God for them! ❤️

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  1. I know exactly what you mean. I felt that way in my first month of sobriety… its a wonderful feeling. I’m a couple days after my second month anaversary, and the amount of blessings that have been coming my way have been overwhelming. There comes a time when you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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