My future self is alcohol free.
That’s not wishful thinking but the reality that’s pulling me forward one-day-at-a-time.
Dr. Drunkenstine doesn’t live here anymore. Sober Tony is the guy in charge.
I’ve found a lot of help this week in the books and articles of Dr. Benjamin Hardy. While his work isn’t exclusively about the recovery project, it gives a wider context for anyone who wants to change.
Hand raised 🖐 That’s me and you.
You’re not the same person you were in the past. And your future self will not be the same person you are today. You get to choose how you see your past and you get to choose who you’ll be in the future.Benjamin Hardy, Ph.D.
For anyone needed some hope right now, I can’t rave enough about his free daily messages or his audio books and articles (just google his name).
The Addicts Future
I’ve been thinking of this concept upside down as well.
Looking back, the alcoholic me was exclusively backward looking and dedicated to commiserating in the present.
No future in sight, except getting the next binge started ASAP.
So I drank more.
Then it sucked more when I sobered up.
No future – no hope.
With alcohol in my life I didn’t have the power to imagine anything different.
So let’s be honest. That’s step one – getting honest.
I hope you are well and honest today.
Sometimes Sober J says
I can relate to this. I’m 7 days sober, for what seems like the hundredth time. Stewing in the past; dragging around the corpse of my youth as if I can re-live history and do things differently. I know I have a future, but I often forget to look in that direction. However, I know the more I realize there is something greater outside of this cocoon, the bigger hope becomes in my little broken world.
Being in my 40s and trying to learn confidence and self worth is a challenge.
Every day I remind myself, no matter how many slips or slides, that I will never give up. Here’s to one more day!
I hope you’re still there. Your blog has been a great help to me.
Just found this blog and so excited. Day 6 about the 100th day 6.