Getting and staying sober can be hard. So, when it’s tough, remember who you’re doing it for. Yes, of course it’s for you, and so it should be, but it’s also for them, because you’ll be more present, patient, available, calm and even tempered. You’ll show them what it’s like to struggle and to overcome. You show them that you are enough, and you don’t need to rely on something external for fun or relaxation. You show them you matter enough to try.
I know it’s not easy, in fact, if I’m honest, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but am I ever glad I did it? Yes, and now, I wouldn’t go back for anything! I wish they didn’t remember, in fact I wish I didn’t, but I can’t erase the past, so it’s best we all move on.
It’s a tricky time of year, but if we’re honest, there will always be a reason not to start, so just make a decision and stick to it. There is so much support out there for you, and so many people who want to help!
I’ve seen a lot of posts recently with sober coaches offering their services, so I’m not going to add to that, if you want me, you’ll know where to find me. I am going to tell you that my new book, My Not So Secret Guide to Recovering is out soon, and is almost ready for preorder, so watch this space!
Stay strong, and remember, it is worth all the hard work! Much love, Claire x