As I sit here on day 42, exactly 6 weeks from the day I had my last drink, I am thinking about what has surprised me the most so far in this journey.
If you had told me 6 months ago that I would be blogging I would have never believed it. I have never considered my self a writer and I would have thought of blogging as a chore. Now as I wake up each morning I am immediately thinking about what I might want to write about. Things I have learned, experiences I have had. Those first days I felt like there was so much in my head that I needed to get it out. Writing about some of my worst drinking experiences was a way to acknowledge them and I can look back to them when I need a reminder.
Of course I got the idea to start a blog from reading other blogs. The first blog I stumbled upon during my day 1 hungover internet search was Mrs. D's. She was telling my story! Then I found another blog and she was also telling my story. I sat for hours and hours those first few days reading blog after blog. My favorites are all listed here on my page and I continue to discover more and more.
That brings me to possibly the most unexpected and exciting part. All of these people are in all different parts of the world! And they are just like me. I guess living in the United States had led me to think the world revolves around us and honestly I had never given much thought to it and of course when I decided to get sober I had no idea what I would find.
I have to admit that geography is NOT my thing, never was. I've actually pulled up a map more than once to see where some of these people are. I find myself wondering about all of these places I've never been. What's it like there, what time is it there? Unfortunately, it seems that the prevalence of alcohol is the same everywhere...that's what brings us together!