I’m never drinking again! How many times did I utter those words knowing that I was full of sh*t? Too many to count. Some of those times helped me to stop drinking for a few days. I never wanted to feel that way again. Ashamed, tired, sick of my own bullshit. I wanted to crawl out of my own skin. Sobriety ensures that I’ll never have an alcohol induced hangover again. I do still have hangovers, though. Emotional ones. When I first heard the term “emotional hangover” I thought it was some malarkey. I know now that we can feel like shit after a period of time that we do something our intuition tells us not to and we ignore it. I can revert into alcoholic behaviors without the drink. I can be selfish, unforgiving, and judgmental. When I am, I feel off balance and annoyed at myself. I can’t excuse behaviors like that anymore. I can’t blame them on the bottle. I can only learn from them so I don’t repeat them. I’m getting there. Each day is a new opportunity to be the best person I can be. Today I’m going to drop a smile to everyone I meet. I’m going to show up for my friends and family and appreciate everything I have. I know I wouldn’t have it all without my sobriety. Happy Tuesday, sober family. Keep it simple today!