Eight Year Soberversary

Hello, friends. It’s been a long, long, time since I last posted. Life is moving so fast! I’ve been retired for two years but seem to be busier than ever. We have six granddaughters now; we babysit the youngest two days a week, and spend as much time as we can with the rest of them. I have an elderly aunt that I grocery shop for and spend time with one day a week… and play “catch up” in my free time.
In some ways I feel that my life has come full-circle; thirty years ago I was a stay-at-home mom with little ones under foot. Fast forward to 2022 – I find myself in a very similar situation. I’m so grateful to be able to be such a big part of my granddaughters’ lives, but struggle to find “me” time.
My husband has, once again, been my biggest support and advocate. He has suggested – no, insisted – that we create a space for me to explore whatever hobby that sparks my soul…. We spent a great deal of time in the basement over the winter: purging, cleaning, reorganizing – all to carve out a craft area for me. Now I have to pick a hobby!
Long story short, as crazy and chaotic and stressful as life can be – drinking to cope is no longer on my radar. I barely remember the sad, scared, anxious woman I was eight years ago. I wish I could have seen how much better life would be without alcohol. I would’ve quit twenty years earlier.
Well, I’m off to prepare for a sleepover with three of those granddaughters, so I’ll end this update here.
On to year 9!

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2 thoughts on “Eight Year Soberversary

  1. Congratulations on your eight-year soberversary!!! So wonderful. I am psyched about your workshop space. Keep us posted (if you want) on what you grow down there. Sounds like you have plenty of areas where you can carve out “me” time and I hope you do 🙂 Adrian

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