Topic for the week: Celebrating in Sobriety
I chose this topic for several reasons. It’s the holiday season and this Friday, December 9th, will be my belly button bday which will be my 30th sober bday.
Before I got sober, celebrating with booze was the highlight of my month. Bday, Hanukkah, Christmas- I celebrated it all, any excuse.
Early sobriety was tough because of the muscle memory of alcohol use. But as I learned that I could celebrate sober and how much more fun it was to remember the party and wake up not hung over, it got easier.
Today, I love to celebrate with friends and having parties full of good food and fun games and regular old punch or soda. I have a plan of escape if I need to leave an uncomfy situation. I have phone numbers to call if I feel squiggly. I bookend AA meetings before and after if need be. I have a tool kit I can pull from.
How do you celebrate/plan to celebrate the holidays in sobriety and what’s in your tool box to ensure having fun and safe guarding your continued sobriety?
Thanks for letting me be of service–