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Reverb 10, Day 10: Wisdom

Over the month of December, I am taking part in Reverb 10, and the daily prompt for yesterday from Shauna Reid is this:
Wisdom.
What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?
Since I quit drinking, everything seems to be about quitting drinking, and, at times, it almost drives me back to the stuff. My life was all about it before, and now it's still all about it. Harumph.

beer heart

Still, though, admitting to my alcoholism and taking on sobriety is the wisest decision I made this year. It has enabled me to live more honestly and with less shame.

And how is this newfound sobriety playing out?

I fucking hate it. Sobriety sucks the mother load.

BUT – and this is the part I have to maintain my focus on – the consequences of sobriety far outpace the consequences of drunkenness when it comes to squeezing true, deep, and meaningful satisfaction out of my existence.

So, I get to be fucking sober and meaningfully happy some of the time. I wanted it to be more like winning the lottery. Life needs a kick in the arse, it does.

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PS.  I am giving away a kick ass pair of Dansko boots. You should check it out.

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