So tomorrow I’m hitting another sober first. I’m going to a festival – a dance music festival to be precise.
This triggers all kinds of anxiety even though I’m coming up two years clean and sober (no pun intended!) Why? FOMO running wild – I’m in recovery from alcohol and drugs and this will be a binge of immense proportions for many other people there and I’m going in armed with Red Bull only.
Euphoric recall will be front and centre potentially triggering cravings because I have only seen the headliners whilst off my t*ts in the past and the overriding thought will be: Can I have as much fun experiencing them straight-edged? We come one but I’ll be the odd one out again …..
But I read this article which helped calm my fears 🙂
So I have a plan – text buddies on call, red bull in hand, I’m driving and I will leave it all gets too much. I’ll report back on how it was in the next week but I suspect it will be better than any other time I have ever seen them because I will be present and remember it all. I’m going in …….. 😀
PS Brene Brown’s new book Rising Strong launched 3 days ago and I’d advocate reading all of her books – and am looking forward to reading this one myself!!
Double bubble bonus as serendipity strikes again!! Tim Ferriss today also released his interview with Brene Brown that you can listen to here: