Here is the awesome @marnieraec sending the Sober Vibes since 4/2003!
"I got sober 17+ years ago after a particularly bad night at my children's elementary school auction. The kind of bad night that ends in a conversation with your husband that consists of "if you do not fix this problem, I' mm taking the kids and leaving"." The good news about this terrible night is that before I even had a conversation with my husband, I already knew I was done. I went to bed that night, knowing that was the last time I was drinking. The conversation with my husband the next morning just reinforced it.
I approached a friend at school the next day, and I knew she did not drink, I was not sure why, but I had a sneaking suspicion. That woman ended up taking me to my first AA meeting, and she was my sponsor for many years. I am forever grateful to her and the people in those rooms.
I haven't attended a meeting in many many years but have remained sober because those feelings of misery, shame, and unhappiness are forever etched into my soul. I do not EVER want to go back there. EVER. I am not willing to gamble with my mental and emotional health nor with the relationships with family, friends, husband, and children. It 'ss not an option.
I created National Mocktail Week to support and celebrate those that have decided to be sober, sober curious, or sober sometimes. And even those that maybe drink themselves but want to help their people. While it seems that making and serving a mocktail might be just about a drink, it 'ss about much more. It 'ss about showing the people you love that they are thought of and welcomed. It 'ss about inclusivity in all types of social environments. It 'ss about letting people feel social and connected without the fear or pressure of alcohol."
Amazing! Keep kicking ass and inspiring others along the way.
Thank you so much for creating #nationalmocktailweek What a wonderful week full of celebration.