SOME ENCOURAGEMENT

Short post. I’m slammed at work and I’m pretty sure I’m going to dream in Excel spreadsheets tonight. And if my boss comes in here to bother me one more time, I’m probably going to need a new computer monitor because this one will most likely break when I throw it at his eye. Breathe. Breathe. SMILE. Scream into desk chair.

In the midst of such chaos, I received a random and very thoughtful email from my boyfriend and it honestly couldn’t have come at a better time. Very short and sweet. It said:

I’m really proud of you. Taking the steps to becoming sober and being sober show your strength, your passion to live life to the fullest, and are quite inspiring. I love you and wanted you to know how much I care.

You never know how a simple expression of support or love can turn a person’s entire day around. So if you have an impulse to check in with someone you love, just DO. It might be exactly what they need. AND WHAT YOU NEED.

And in the spirit of this post, I have a message for anyone reading this silly silly blog:

I think you are absolutely fucking amazing for contemplating sobriety, pursuing sobriety, living in long term sobriety, or supporting someone in recovery. You are brave and endlessly inspiring to me. And I’m so glad to know you. Even if it’s virtually. And I wish you nothing but eventual peace. If you have sobriety, hold on to it. And if you don’t have it yet, don’t stop fighting for it. Things can be better. Things can be amazing.

Okay. That’s about all the silly mushy shit I can muster for the day. If you want more warm cuddlies, go read some Hallmark cards. Or ask your grandma to braid your hair and tell you stories about the old timey days.Ā AND DON’T DRINK!

20 comments

  1. In the spirit of being short sweet & mushy I love, love, love your blog! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts & fabulous sense of humor!

  2. Do to the time difference I think your hell day is almost done.sending aloha your way, and I’d most likely would have shoved the monitor where the sun don’t shine and that’s why I don’t have a job (self employed)I have trouble in the sandbox

  3. 80 days tomorrow. I had 1 red letter day where the blue birds were flying around my head! Most days are full of thinking about not drinking. But to my surprise it is getting easier. I had a health scare and am feeling gratitude for it. It has lead me on a path of discovering the real me. Funny without a drink. Reflective and full of hope! Thanks for the laughs. My coworkers are thinking why is she giggling in her cube.

  4. I love your blog….brings me to tears with laughter every time I read it! Work blows for me right now, too, and all I want to do is scream “GO FUCK YOURSELF!” to every person that calls me about some item of follow-up I could give two shits about. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Oh, never mind, I’m off the wine right now so that’s not an option. I guess I’ll go braid my hair instead. šŸ˜‰

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