I wrote today’s first post before going back and reading the many, many blog comments I received in the wake of “Enjoli.” I hadn’t looked at them before because for some of the reasons I talked about in my last couple of posts, I just needed to be in a quiet space for a bit.
But now I’ve read them all (and hopefully approved them all) and all I can say is THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to write. Your words made me cry, and yes, I am in public right now. (You might have warned me, people.) Especially those of you found inspiration to get sober or stick with new sobriety from my essay. My God, I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Just know it does. I hope you’re all still plugging along in (as Belle would say) your little sober car. And if you’re not but you wish you were, then just start again. You’ll be smarter and have better tools than you did last time. Never stop starting over if you need to (but also know that if you can just gut it out during the hard early days, it’ll get SO much better and you’ll never have to have a Day 1 again).
We’re all connected.
4 thoughts on “Day 1,262, Part 2: Thank you.”
Fabulous. Congratulations on your writing gigs. I can’t wait to read your book!
Thank you. You’re helping and I appreciate it!
Also, you had asked for suggestions for your series of essays. I noticed all of the topics so far are social situations. What about drinking at home alone? For some people this is the hardest situation of all to be in. That respite from people; the chance to finally relax leads so naturally to a glass of wine. Thanks again and congratulations on your book. Allison
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Oh, this is a GREAT topic! I was a big alone-at-home drinker. Thank you!