What happens after the pink cloud? When life goes back to doing it’s thing after you’ve been sober for a few months? The pink cloud is real…I remember laughing more than ever before when I first got sober. I had finally found my people and they did all the fuc#ed up things I’d done…some of them even worse and I never thought that would have been possible. Once the pink cloud floated away, though, I was still stuck with me. Here are some things I did to make it through a particularly hard day.
-said (out loud) I CANT JUST HAVE ONE
- reminded myself of my last drunk.
- worked out.
- talked to a sober sister.
When all else failed, I’d take out my “checked into rehab” photo they put in my file. I’ve never been so grateful for an ugly pic of me. Physically I looked awful but my eyes are what gets me every time. No sparkle or shine…I was dead inside. I’m grateful for my sobriety today and if all I do is not take a drink today, I’m in a good place. Happy Monday, sober family. Keep it simple today.