It's a new term for a subject that I've blogged a lot about - that tendency in me to be out of control in some area - eating, drinking, spending, running (around, not exercising), laughing hysterically, guilting myself, sleeping....... - at any given time.
Karen shared about how she strives to "live sober" - not out of control in any area.
I like that term.
And guess what? I've had a sober living week.
- I haven't drank.
- I've been to two AA meetings.
- I haven't overeaten.
- Last night, I ate wonderfullywetwitholiveoil garlic bread that was WAY off my diet, but it didn't start a landslide of overeating.
- I haven't hidden in my bed.
- I haven't overspent - even today when I went Christmas shopping.
Hmmmmm, maybe I did go overboard in the area of parental worrying early in the week - but, by Thursday night, I was given the gift of peace about my children.
And it truly was a gift.
The week started out with me making a decision to take alcohol out of my life.
The week ended up with me feeling.....
in control of myself
not too happy, not too sad - but....
I know life doesn't stay this way. But I will embrace how it feels at this moment.