Daily Archives: 21/02/2014

Cutting loose

It’s my 5 month sober-versary today! 🙂

I’m going to celebrate with this tune:

The reason I love both this song and this video is because it reminds me of how life used to be for me before booze.  Soul Train started to air in 1971 and is a big part of my memory of my youth.  Maybe I have a nostalgic naive view of this programme but they appear to be having a fantastic time just grooving to the music and in the most amazing 70’s threads! 😉 No booze.

This song also reminds me of a bitching session I had to Belle back in the earlier days of this journey.  Me whining about how will I ever cut loose again? cue face palm from me.  I got so caught up in the ‘no booze = no fun’ belief that I completely overlooked how joyous life could be with out it, which is what Belle kindly reminded me about (thanks again Belle) during my temper tantrum hissy fit pity party.

Five months in there are loads of ways I lose myself;  in dance, in music, in a good film, in a good book, in a run, in nature, in time with my kids, luxurating in the bath.  The world didn’t stop turning when I stopped drinking.  Fun didn’t get less fun.  It got clearer, sharper, more memorable – because I actually remember it all 🙂

What things do you cut loose with/too that I should consider trying?