Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on!

Day 369.

While I don’t have the physical craving for wine, I have been having lots of emotional and mental cravings. Picturing myself having a glass of wine in hand for all the familiar scenarios: sitting by myself, or at parties, or meeting friends, or preparing food, or eating food, or watching TV, or traveling. Etc., Etc., Etc.

As the new year began, my mind started running on this little track of thought – Hey! You did the year, now let’s get back to our regularly scheduled life!

In thinking hard about what prompted this, I identified the fact that I am on a long visit home with family. Let’s just call them The Button Pushers. AND all this talk of Dry January and giving up alcohol for thirty-one days. But after giving up booze for those thirty-one handful of days – normal services resumed for everyone else! Does that really work for people??

Anyway, hang on girl – you’ll get past it!

7 thoughts on “Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on!

  1. This is a normal reaction to sobriety milestones and you are right, you will get past it! I think Mrs. D wrote about this – something about soberversary’s making you feel like you’ve reached to goal and can now get back to “normal” life. I know this feeling well. It reminds me of when I got divorced and moved into a new (much less nice) house. I did all the things I needed to do to accomplish the move (get a mortgage, borrow a truck, physically move everything, hook up phone, cable, etc.) Once all of the tasks were done I thought, “OK, can I go home now?” The realization that this WAS home now took my breath away. It’s an adjustment. And it takes longer than you thought it would. One year is great but it’s still early days, really. Don’t expect yourself to have it all figured out. I’m at around three years and am on much more stable ground than I was at one year, but I do still occasionally get those pangs – especially around the holidays. Hang in there – this too will pass. 🙂

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  2. Great post and great comments! #DAY212 here…”this is home” really strikes a chord…great analogy Misskells! Thank you Bumpyyear (my friend!) and the commenters! 🙌

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