On August 30, 2014 I drank my last drop of alcohol. I awoke at 2 AM and I knew that I was finished poisoning my life and the lives of those I cared about most. I don’t know how I knew, but I knew. And from that moment on, everything started to change.
I want you to understand what sobriety means to me because it might help you understand what it can mean to you. I can’t and won’t tell you to stop drinking. It’s not my place because only you can make that choice. What I can do, is tell you that for me, sobriety is a infinitely better. It’s better in ways that I never imagined. Making the choice to be sober has given me the foundation on which to start creating the life of my dreams.
I embrace and understand that which I used to reflexively judge. I listen more and talk less. I’m me instead of the person I thought you wanted me to be. I’ve chosen to extend my hand instead of cross my arms. Where I used to see constraints, I now see an endless expanse filled with possibilities.