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I can still have a good time even without alcohol

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I've been a "free-spirit" (free of "spirits") for 18 days now which may not seem like a long time but for me, it's quite amazing. I had been drinking nearly everyday for probably 5 years. Alcohol had been part of all the "good times". I really didn't think it was possible to have a good time without it. But I'm starting to prove that wrong. Last night, my sweetheart, Johnny, suggested we walk down to the beach to watch the sunset. I LOVE to do that. But could I enjoy it without alcohol?

The answer turned out to be YES !

I really enjoyed myself. Hanging out with Johnny, just talking, is probably my favorite thing to do in all the world. I LOVE this guy..

It's good to know that I can still have a good time even without alcohol. Don't get me wrong. I still get a craving for a drink at least once a day. Different things "trigger" it. Sitting on our patio relaxing. Watching a movie in bed. Watching the sunset at the beach. When I get "stressed" and want to calm down. Lots of "triggers" to have a drink. But so far, I've been able to get past the craving and have a glass of water or a cup of coffee instead.

I'm hoping this gets easier. But probably it will get harder before it gets easier. We'll see. Right now I'm taking one day at a time.
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