16 hours ago
I posted this is FFS earlier and after receiving a comment saying it was ‘the best post ever’ 😜, I thought I’d share it on here too ❤️
Let me tell you a story ..
About the innocent Curly Wurly .. or 5
When I was about 6 months sober, a very good friend died after suffering with cancer for some time. She was a lovely friend and was always proper supportive with everything I did. She saw me become sober, and start the blog, and had always encouraged me to write long before I ever did.
When I received the phone call to tell me the bad news of her passing, I didn’t particularly want a drink .. well I couldn’t have one anyway as halfway through my challenge .. but if someone nearby had had a cigarette handy, I probably would’ve lit one up!
But luckily they didn’t. And I had to find another way to deal with the pain.
So I went to the nearest garage and bought 5 Curly Wurlies for a quid and gorged them like they were the last 5 Curly Wurlies on the planet.
And then I just sat there, feeling a bit naughty and a bit sick, and then realised that nothing had changed .. my gorgeous friend was still gone and the pain was still the same. Except now, to top it off, I felt sick 🤮
So I had a small tear, like humans do when they’re sad, and I thought about my friend and how great she was. And I dealt with that sadness.
My point is this.
We all have/need a ‘go to’ when things are shit and that’s just fine, but part of this journey is changing your ‘go to’ from alcohol to something far less damaging to your emotions and your physical wellbeing.
If your goal is to be sober but you continue to turn to alcohol when something pisses you off/challenges you/upsets you, the truth is, you will never be free.
You have to learn and understand that life is life with all its ups and downs and you CAN deal with it without alcohol if you just give yourself a chance.
So get yourself some Curly Wurlies .. other chocolate bars are available .. and some tissues .. and deal with your shite like the sober badass that you are ❤️
YOU CAN DO IT ⭐️ ...
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