A year ago in June, God called me to stop drinking. I didn’t listen for six months…. because come on, who listens right away? Not I.
But today, I’m six month sober from alcohol. Say what? I know. I often wonder why didn’t do this sooner? My depression is gone, anxiety is a rarity, and regret isn't a constant thing following me around anymore. I’m loving myself a little more every day. My attitude and perspective is positive…. (most of the time. I’m human, ok)
I’m not going to lie, it was hard in the beginning. Not that I had the urge to drink… I just lived in a state of awkwardness. Like what do you do with your hands if there’s not a drink in it? I tried to be my fun drunk self when I was stone cold sober… awkward. I was afraid of becoming a boring person. But I did become that person for three months, I isolated myself by working and watching The Office every weekend. I needed it. I needed the detox. I needed Michael Scott too.
Through this lifestyle change, my relationship with God has GROWN. I’m constantly excited to know what He’s going to do next with my life. Because trust me when I say this, I never thought I’d be six months sober living in Honduras. How cool is that?