Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My LifeSeriously, today is the first day of the rest of my life. I have decided today to get sober. I have drank alchohol almost everyday for about 30 years. Since I am 58 that makes for some serious drinking. My mother died from alcoholism and my grandfather was an alcoholic. My brother is an alcoholic and homeless somewhere in the world. For all I know he may be dead. So Alcoholism definitely runs in my family. Yesterday I drank 2 Pints of Tequila. Today I am not feeling well. I am sober but I am nauseated, shaky, dizzy and my liver feels sore. But I am not going to drink. I know that Alcohol will eventually kill me if I do not stop. So here I sit. Sipping ice tea and leaving this blog. I do not drive because I wrecked my car while I was drunk and was arrested. That fiasco cost me close to $9,0000! But did I stop drinking? NO! That was in 2008. In fact, I drank more after the accident. I was a smoker and I quit smoking. Stopping smoking was easier than this is going to be I think. But dang it, I am going to give it a shot. I am definitely going to need help and support. A friend from my church is going to go to AA meetings with me on Mondays after our bible study. Being a drunk and being a christian just is not an option. So I have decided to keep God and dump Alcohol because I realized I was worshiping Alcohol way more than I was worshiping God. So here I am. Wish me luck and a prayer won't hurt. Thank you.
nanodog 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 May 18, 2012