Milestones…and fatigue

15 Jun

11:21 am

Wow, I can’t believe how fast time is flying. Which, I suppose, was my goal: keep my mind dial on “future focus” so that I don’t dwell on The Girlfriend, or, so I don’t give her the time (my life) that she doesn’t deserve. And, now that that’s behind me, the future is here, and I have a lot more important things to think about.

Aside from stressing on how I’m going to earn money, though, life has been pretty fantastic–things are unfolding. Moving right along, as a friend recently commented. And, you know, honestly, it’s been so few and far between, the number of times through all of this that I’ve thought, This would be better with a glass of wine. The longer we go in our period of sobriety, it just happens, this letting go of the Myth of Alcohol–we don’t need it.

To summarize the past month or so, many a milestone has come and gone and I’ve just been trying to keep up (on the outside world, let alone on my blog): my brother’s wedding, the “confrontation,” which turned out to be not much of one, with The Girlfriend; our 2-week trip; planning my “voluntouring” vacation (for which I leave this Thursday); my 40th birthday this week (for which I had a surprise party thrown by my brother’s new husband, during their wedding weekend no doubt!); a beach party for my birthday yesterday (for which my boyfriend and I made a bunch of pretty tasty eats); and in between all that, my 450 day-milestone on June 11th and my 2-years-blogging anniversary on June 14th (I started this blog two years ago on June 14th, and have been sober–more or less–ever since).

Throw in a flu last week and, unfortunately, a UTI (ladies, you know the urgency of getting antibiotics started, especially when you have to wait through the weekend for a pharmacy to open up)–well, this girl is feeling like she’s on the inside of a tornado!

Alas, I think that’s how I planned it, y’all. Far, far better to be busy and occupied than to be dwelling, and drinking.

On that note, I have to run. Sorry I’ve been so MIA. I have the feeling that things might get even crazier in the next few weeks, but I will definitely try to keep you up to date with more frequent posts. (Come to think of it, the next one is going to be on unmet needs and a sense of purpose as antidotes to addictive behavior–it’s been on my mind lately.)

9 Responses to “Milestones…and fatigue”

  1. Mrs D June 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    love xxx

    • Drunky Drunk Girl June 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

      Thank you, Mrs. D! You are always with me, in spirit! šŸ™‚

  2. carrythemessage June 16, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    Congrats on all of your landmarks there (and welcome to your 40’s! lol).

    You always have a lot of frentic energy (in a good way) – love the enthusiasm you create here. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, and while the future is uncertain, making the best of the present is often the wise choice šŸ™‚

    Cheers šŸ™‚

    paul

    • Just Some Woman June 16, 2014 at 8:39 am #

      Good to have you back and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    • Drunky Drunk Girl June 16, 2014 at 11:24 am #

      Thanks, Paul!

      Yeah, it is a bit frenetic right now, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. Actually, I have my own theories on why I’m doing this (trying to re-live something, trying to re-capture the “old” me?), but that aside, I’m looking forward to seeing how it transpires. All I can say is, I have never done this–traveling, volunteering–as a sober person. That alone will be interesting, and will allow me to see this world from an entirely different perspective–and, again, I’m not sure how it’s going to go, but all I can do is plod along, and stay calm. Will def keep you posted! xx

  3. furtheron June 18, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Good luck getting through the 40s… oh to be 40 again… there’s a decade I’ve now long seen the back of…

    Have a great trip and congrats all all the milestones

  4. Lisa Neumann July 2, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    A belated birthday wish. I got sober when I was 40 and it provided a good year for me. it took me 5 or more years to realize what a great year it was, but nevertheless, I finally caught on.

  5. Jake July 5, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know how awesome it is to read your stories and take lessons from each one!

    My name is Jake and I run a company that throws “sober parties” for high school and college students. We average over 150 students at each event, attract national sponsors and media coverage as well.

    Right now, we are expanding and part of our mission is to reach out to companies, communities and leaders like yourself.

    I’d love to be in contact and see how we might help you in any way or just to develop a relationship. Feel free to be in touch and keep writing šŸ™‚ I’m a big fan.

    -Jake
    http://party0.org

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