What Being Sober Has Meant to Me | Brené Brown
— Read on brenebrown.com/articles/2019/05/31/what-being-sober-has-meant-to-me/
WoW. What a read! Do you ever read something and feel yourself nodding the whole time? That was me as I read this beautiful piece by Brené just now.
This is the first time I have come across her thoughts and experiences in relation to quitting drinking. I find it astounding that someone on the other side of the world has experienced so many parallels. I find it so reassuring, too.
Though it’s almost 2.5 years since I quit, I think it’s important to stop and reflect on the journey occasionally. Brené’s article was exactly what I needed.
Sometimes I think about what would happen if I picked up a glass of wine. It’s been ages, so surely a glass can’t hurt, right? Wrong. Everything I’ve read suggests that whether a person has been booze-free for five days, five months or five years +++, the outcome is still ultimately the same: a train wreck. So who am I to think I will miraculously be the exception to the rule?
I hope you get as much enjoyment and draw rich insights from this article like I did.
Thank you Brené. You’re awesome.
Big hugs from New Zealand,
This first day of winter, 1 July 2019,
Ps I took this photo of Wellington, our capital city, during a flight earlier this week. This is one of my happy places 🥰😘❤️