I am home from what I must say was the funnest camping trip I've ever had. It was peaceful and relaxing and just what I needed.
I went on this same camping trip the year before last and I remember thinking... "camping sober??? Mmmm, okay, I'll give it a shot." It can be done guys, you can camp and have fun doing it, sober. If it sounds crazy to you, know that it did to me also.
The first time I went I was like 7 months sober, and being out of my routine and eliminate made me a little bit squirrley (uncomfortable in my own skin) but it was also when I realized the amazingness of other sober people. Watching them helping and loving each other without even having to be asked was new and amazing to me. After watching that I knew to a different degree how truly blessed I was.
This trip I could feel myself being the "true me, my "authentic" self, and even though I know that person will grown and change many times in sobriety, it is amazing to actually like her. When I was drinking my behavior was rude, and mean and often unpredictable...I could not stand myself. So it is totally amazing today to be able to say... not only do I love myself, but I actually like and enjoy who I am becoming.
If you are new to the blog, WELCOME! I am looking forward to getting to know you and for you to get to know me and hopefully in the process we will better get to know ourselves. XO, Em