Seven Things I’ve Learnt in Seventy Days Sober
Today ladies and gents, I am seventy days sober! That’s seventy days without a hangover, feeling clear-headed, and EXCITED for life. It’s such a wonderful feeling to be excited for life again, instead of wasting day after day worrying about what I may have done, or said, while blackout drunk. There is no joy quite like remember your life and knowing you’re not being a d*ck (well, at least not intentionally).
Before I understood that sobriety is a lifestyle, a lifestyle that was available to me, I would tell anyone who would listen when I made it through a whole weekend sober. To me, that was huge. So, to be seventy days sober is a milestone for me and it feels bloody fantastic.
To celebrate, I’ve made a list (I love lists!) of seven things I’ve learnt in seventy days sober:
Sobriety gives everything alcohol promised.
I’ve seen this little quote everywhere on Instagram lately and it’s so bloody true! I’m happier, more confident, relaxed, and sleep better in sobriety!
The sober community is wonderful.
I wrote about this a while back, (you can read my post here) but I remain astounded at how kind, generous, and caring the people in the sober community are.
People like the sober me.
Having been the go-to-party-girl for so long, I figured people preferred me that way. Turns out, people like sober Paige more! It probably helps that I finally like myself too.
Cravings get easier to manage.
This is so important to know if you’re just starting! At first, I found myself constantly romanticising a glass of rosé . Now, I’m pretty damn happy with my peppermint tea.
Writing is cathartic.
Okay, so I’ve always known this, but since going sober writing both online and in private has helped me immensely. It’s also nice to be able to look back and see how far I’ve come.
Life grows immensely.
Pretty much every area of my life has blossomed in sobriety, from relationships, my mental well-being, my physical health, my creativity, to my overall happiness.
There are clear skies above the clouds.
I used to let one negative moment ruin an entire day. I finally understand that even in the darkest moments, you can rise above and find peace.
There are so many things I’ve learnt in seventy days of sobriety that it’s hard to stop at just seven! However, the number feels fitting for the day so I’ll leave it there. I’d love to know what you’ve learnt in your sober journey so please do leave your comments below.