Monday, September 20, 2010

Glancing Back

emilyism Sometimes it is necessary to glance back at our past to remember where we came from, and where we don't want to return to. But just a glance morbid reflection does no one any good. 

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  1. Thanks, Emily. I think there's a lot of truth in that, but I still find myself either forgetting the past or focusing on it too much, which leads to my question: how long after going sober did you feel like you had your act together, for lack of a better expression? I guess I mean, when did you feel human again or normal?

    I'd like Doggielover, Annette, Mommaof3 and Randy (where are you?!?) to weigh in, too.

  2. I felt like a million bucks the 1st 6 months of my sobriety....I was happy all the time, hopeful, full of energy. The last 3 months have been a bit different - anxious, frustrated, wanting to crawl outta my skin at times, confused, not at all "normal". But I'm starting to feel myself coming out of it...when I remind myself to keep it simple and take it a day at a time, I tend to "feel normal". It's when I start reminiscing in the past too much and/or looking ahead to the future too much that I get myself into a funk - so I try not to do that. And every day is different....yesterday was an incredibly dark, sucky day for me....but today has started off bright and happy and I feel good. The past 9 months have been the most "human" I've felt in a really long time to be honest be human is to face, head-on, life's daily issues - good & bad - without drinking at it or about it...that's what I've done and it's felt like the most "human" thing I've done/gone thru in my life.