Levelling out

This week had the potential to be a triple witching.  Not only is it half term but for the ladies reading this it is approaching a time in the month when I can be, shall we say, a little more intolerant and quick to temper IYKWIM.  Sorry to my fellow male sober bloggers for this post but we’re in female only territory here.

Again travelling back in time to me when I was still stuck staring into a glass or bottle on a far too regular basis and I would have been really really unpleasant company.  Hangover, half-term and PMS – not a good look or mix 😉

Now 5 months in tomorrow and no witching at all.  Yes I am still a little hair trigger snappy than usual and extra sensitive to what people say and how I interpret things but compared to how dragon-like I used to be at this time of the month, it is a revelation!  It’s taken me this far into the sober journey to actually tease stuff out and recognise all the subtle components of what used to make me unhappy, grumpy and generally not much fun to be around before.

Each day that goes by the reasons not to drink again just keep stacking up and up.  It really is the gift that keeps on giving 🙂

10 thoughts on “Levelling out

  1. Oh, Lucy. I love this as I sit here in post-menopausal smugness replaying not-so-fond memories of “that time”. (Is smugness a word??) 🙂

  2. Or not a verb anyway 🙂 Great post. I find new reasons every day why sober is better. This is one I don’t have to think about any more, thankfully!

  3. 5 months!!! Woo hoo!!!!

    It’s amazing how many things are better sober 😉 I hope I remember the bad – AA says “we will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it” or something like that. I guess cause we all need to be reminded where we started this journey. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  4. So, when you say you’re feeling a bit tetchy, is that because it’s, you know, errr, well, thingy. Y’know?

    Oh, fuck it. Never mind. You’re talking to a man who’s bought Lilets super absorbant at 7am in full work garb cos I got a panic call from home. That raised the cashiers eyebrows, I can tell ya. Congrats anyway

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