April 5, 2012

Getting Sober

I am still amazed that I was able to get sober. It is a miracle.  The odds are definitely against us; when I was in rehab they said only 3% of us would get sober and stay sober for an extended period of time.  But I see so many people get sober and stay sober. It's an amazing journey of transformation. We finally become the human beings that we were meant to be. Or the human beings we never thought we could be.
I am coming up on my 4 year Aniversary. And I am still in disbelief that this is my life. If you knew me then, my life was nothing like this. It was dark, lonely and a mere existence. I lived with my ex, I didn't have a job or a car. I didn't have any friends. I didn't see my family. I just drank all day, in hope that one day I would pass out and never wake up. I was physically and mentally bankrupt.
Today I am a totally different person. A person that I never though I could be or even imagined I could be.  I have a family of my own. I have friends and a great job. I have chance to live a good lifeand I get to live and experience life.
This is a true gift!  Sobriety is a true gift! 

1 comment:

  1. Hiya New Sober Life:

    I found your blog through an interests search on the term "AA." Congratulations on 3+ years of sobriety. I am amazed that I've been able to live this life, too.



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