I’m obviously not a recovery expert, I keep doing it wrong and being stupid and even tried to relapse on alcohol-free beer.
I’ve made it past 100 days sobriety for a few reasons — mostly because of people and my sponsor and the power of admitting I was powerless. One hundred days wasn’t a finish line but a starting block.
I’m renewing my efforts to keep learning how recovery works, I’m not going to stop counting sobriety days and sharing my experience here. Even if things get sporadic on the blog, Sober Tony will be talking too much on Twitter.
My personal mission is to stay sober and help some of you along that path too.
HOW IT WORKS (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Recovery isn’t a part-time project.
You can download the printable “How it Works” from the AA website. Here’s the part that’s stuck in my head this morning:
We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely. Remember that we deal with alcohol—cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power—that One is God. May you find Him now! Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon. [source]
Even if AA is not your favorite pathway, they make clear what we all know. The project of recovery is worth every effort you can make, even when it’s not easy.
That’s my day 102 sober.
I’m still learning, too, Tony!