“Accept who you are; and revel in it.” ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

Today marks two weeks of sobriety for me. I was trying to think of what sounded longer: two weeks or 14 days. At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter. For me, it’s an accomplishment. Having been on a binge drinking roller coaster for all of my adult life, I am more than glad to be rid of that chapter.

I know not to throw the book out so to speak. I have too many lessons to learn from that lifestyle. Namely why did I do what I did and why was it so important to keep up the reckless cycle? What was/am I running from?

So, who am I ? I am a sober wife, mom, sister, daughter, teacher, friend, and alcoholic. I will revel in all of those titles because that is what defines me TODAY.

I am also honest. I have “outed” myself to my three good friends who are also coworkers. Each one of them hugged me and asked what they could do to help me on my journey. They are fantastic people and I am thankful I have let them in on my personal journey for they will surely play an important role.

I am also feeling a lot less guilty TODAY. I know I have made some terrible mistakes; I still have amends to make to many people. But for right here, right now, I can sit with myself and not cry over guilt or shame for my past.

I am allowing myself to revel in where I am TODAY. And, I hope others who are in a similar situation do the same.


5 thoughts on ““Accept who you are; and revel in it.” ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

  1. Yay! Congrats! I’ve been reading through your previous posts and I love your honesty in telling your story and struggles. I see a lot of similarities in our stories – the good and the not so good. Keep writing and when the time is right, you’ll begin to share your story with others around you. You should be VERY proud of yourself!

    • Thanks for your comments; I really do appreciate them. It’s funny how a few hours in a day can make a huge difference. I have found the blogs on here to be so inspiring, helpful, and honest. They make me feel “normal.” looking forward to continuing our journeys.

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