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Cheers to 3 Years!

Last Wednesday, November 23rd I celebrated three years sober.


Three years seems like a very long time to some and nothing to others. When I first got sober, one month felt like a lifetime, imagining three years seemed impossible. Now, at three years in, I can honestly say that it feels like nothing. Time is no longer dictated by how I'm going to get through the evening, or a dinner, or a wedding without a drink in hand. My thoughts no longer revolve around "staying sober" because it's simply part of who I am now.


I'm not someone who is trying to not drink. I'm someone who doesn't drink.


Period. I don't drink.


As my confidence in who I am grew, my desire for anything that didn't enhance that diminished...and with that, over time my desire for and thoughts about alcohol faded away until they were non-existent. Truth? I never believed this would happen for me. I thought that I would live a life constantly struggling against the pull of alcohol... but in healing and growth we have the opportunity to find peace and confidence. I believe that anyone can get to this point, but you have to be willing to put in the work.


So, last week we celebrated. The night before my anniversary, instead of drinking myself into oblivion like I did 3 years earlier, I spent the evening teaching my kids the Macarena and the Hokey Pokey 😂 And the next day, my family and I spent the day together having fun and enjoying each other's company. We got coffee, walked the beach, got tacos, and then Travis took me to dinner and ice cream. It was the best way to celebrate three years of sobriety, growth, and healing with my favorite people by my side.


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