Today is day 27 AF. I am dropping my daughter off at college for her sophomore year. Last year when I did this I was drunk the entire time saying to myself it was OK to be drunk the whole time because I was dealing with a very stressful situation… Dropping my daughter off at college for the first time, last year, was very traumatic for me so I “deserved to drink”. Of course that made everything much worse, much more intense, much more emotional, you get the picture! Today we are here moving her in again. Last night at dinner, I ordered a blackberry basil soda which was beautiful, refreshing and delicious! I was super proud of myself. I do not need to drink over this. In fact, this sweet 19-year-old girl of mine is the one who is most proud of me for not drinking now. She remembers when I had a two year sober period while she was in high school. Today she told me how proud she is of me for being AF. My heart wants to explode❤️ I feel so guilty about how I have behaved, the past few years because of alcohol. I never want to return to the person I was well drinking. Best wishes to us all!!!!🌞
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I just read through the few posts from this morning and I have so much in common with all of you! I too am sober…2nd time around. I was sober for three years about six years ago and had one glass of wine and haven’t stopped until this last Sunday. So, like another one of the community members I am on day 4 today. Also I am and half half empty nester one child is a sophomore in college and the other a junior in high school. I think I have been avoiding the reality of both of them leaving me by drinking a bottle and a half of wine to two bottles every single night for the past few years. It’s out-of-control and happy to be on day four and awaiting my naltrexone prescription. I hope that helps because I am really struggling. I must admit, waking up without a hangover feels exhilarating. This is my first post.