Here is the wonderful Sara sending the sober vibes since 12/29/15...
“It all started to fit in, be liked and be more social. I was worried about what others thought about me and wanted desperately to have friends. I was a shy girl who bought the BS alcohol and society was selling.
It was all a lie! It gave me a false sense of connection. I believed the only way I could socialize was to drink. It turned me into an empty shell of myself for many years.
Recovery gave me everything alcohol lIed about. I now have a love, respect and connection with myself I never had before. I now don’t worry if someone doesn’t like me, because I like me. Ive made heart felt connections with other women who see who I really am.
Ive found a contentment I never knew possible. Do I still have days I struggle, yes! Life is stressful and has it’s ups and down. I now react differently to those outside stressors. I no longer reach for alcohol to “relax” or “deal” with life. Ive created a sober toolbox that always has my back. Going back to my breath is a great place to start and sometimes is all I need in the triggering moment. I also meditate, color, pray, read, and always have my oils close to me. Connecting with other sober women online and IRL has also helped me immensely. I’m never alone on this journey. Recovery is the best gift I’ve ever given myself!
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
Amazing!! Keep kicking ass and inspiring others along your journey.💜🚫🥃