Celebrating 31 Days

Last summer, when I began to really examine my relationship with beer, wine, mojitos and margaritas, I had been stalking some sobriety sites. Many folks posted pictures of celebrating different milestones. For some reason, I never really understood the whole “hooray for 30 days” or “I made it 100 days.” Honestly, I was quite annoyed with the celebration of it all, and I am a girl who will celebrate damn near anything. Perhaps for me, the thought of celebrating being alcohol free without alcohol rubbed me the wrong way. For as long as I can remember, alcohol has been at every celebration I have had my entire adult life.

Well, I am here to tell you, this girl has dramatically changed her tune! Let the celebrating begin. This sober momma has been a roll for 31 freaking days. Hot diggity dog!

The other day as I was driving around jamming in the car to The Pointer Sisters and Tina Turner, I was thinking in my head how I would spend today. Maybe I would by myself some flowers, get a mani/pedi or even hit the mall. I was so excited about today I went by a local diner and grabbed a chocolate eclair to celebrate!!! (I only ate half as it wasn’t as good as I had imagined). If the truth were told, I feel like I have achieved the completion of another ironman event. (I ain’t lying either.)

It has been a steady month. There were only a few up and downs. Per previous posts, I have 3 months to go before deciding what is next. So here is to being strong for 3 more months. Freshman month down. I know this next month will bring some challenges and I am doing my best to get ready for those but I am not looking to far ahead as it feels important to just remain in the present.

I am throwing myself into reading, focusing on growing my business, and hopefully doing a good job being present with my family. It is amazing how much free time I have found as a result of not drinking and how energetic I feel because I am getting a good a night sleep on the regular.

So, bring on the next 29 days (go figure the is an extra day in February this year). Love and hugs and healthy wishes to everyone! Thanks for reading along and for your kind words and loving thoughts. I know it can be uncomfortable to be friends with someone making a change, but your support truly means the world to me. XO

Published by Stephanie

What a privilege to get to connect with you, the reader. Thank you for taking time to read this blog. My family is my world. I am a wife, mom, daughter, sister, coach and friend to some wonderful humans. I have a passion for helping people feel good from the inside out. My background is in health and wellness and presently, I own manage a small personal training business. I love to swim/bike/run, teach fitness classes, read, cook and talk all things self care. In recent months, I have decided to improve my relationship with alcohol which may mean ultimately going sober. This blog is about how I came to this decision and the journey ahead. My hope is to connect with others in the same place and share things that may help. May we openly talk about the hard things like our emotions and feelings and lift one another up by sharing our love and strength.

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