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Sober Vibes Feature! Congrats Sara.

Uncategorized Jan 04, 2020

Here is the fantastic Sara sending the Sober Vibes since 1/1/17!

“I can’t explain the emotions around releasing an entire decade and also celebrating three years sober in the same day - but I’m going to try.

I intentionally chose not to do a transformation photo alongside this post. I could dredge up more memories of drunken shenanigans and mistakes made, money spent, and time lost, but today I am choosing something different. Today I cut the cord.

I have given the young girl inside of me a voice. I have allowed her the space to express her anger towards those who have hurt her. I have taught her to stand up for herself, and I have helped bandage her wounds. She has had center stage for a long time. And rightfully so. This young woman who was not ready to face the music and dance around the flame has finally owned her truth, chosen to take up space, to be loud, to be loved.
I do not wish to close the door on this young girl. But today, I choose to release her.

This last year of my journey through sobriety and recovery has tested me in so many ways. I lost a lot and gained even more (although no one could ever replace my sweet Gabby).

Please, don’t mistake this as a highlight reel because really and truly - there were many fucking days I could have done without. I didn’t need my father to disown me, and I didn’t need to put down my dog, I didn’t need to lose my godmother. I had shit hit me from all angles, and if you’re new to sobriety and shit is not just puppies and kittens and rainbows, you’re on the right track.

After 1,095 days of being sober, I’m here to say it’s always worth it. We are miracles.”

Congrats to you! Keep kicking ass and inspiring others in your journey.

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