Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sober Living

I was talking to my friend and co-worker, Karen, on Monday.   She used the term "sober living" to describe the lifestyle that I aspire to - but always kind of fall short of.

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.....

balanced

calm

in control of myself

not too happy, not too sad - but....

just right.


I know life doesn't stay this way.  But I will embrace how it feels at this moment.

Love you,
Jenn                                                                

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenn. You know I have to think about it pretty regularly. Okay, compulsively. K

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