Sobriety brings with it many changes, most of them good but some of them are a little WTF?
For example, i’ve noticed my favorite time of the week has changed.
When i was drinking, i lived for Friday Night. Even the word “Friday” had this magical power to buoy my spirits over the turbulent week until i washed up on the beaches of my Friday Night desert island paradise. Free drinks at work, two days to recover from whatever damage i did to myself, and even more importantly, potential. When i picked up that first can, popped that first top and swallowed my first sip, i had no idea where the evening was going to take me.
i realized last weekend that my favorite time of week is now Saturday afternoon, for much the same reasons. While Friday night has become a night like any other (i don’t have to work the next day), on Saturday afternoon i’m awake and ready for the world, can stay up as late as i want, don’t have to wake up early the next day and have a day and a half to get things done. Which comes back around full circle to “potential”.
One of the gifts sobriety brings is more “potential” than i ever had drinking.
Posted on June 17, 2012, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, alcohol, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Gratitude, Recovery, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.