How do you define your sobriety? Merriam-Webster’s definition doesn’t cut it for me.
so·ber adjective \ˈsō-bər\
: not drunk
: having or showing a very serious attitude or quality
: plain in color
Pssshhh. I don’t know about y’all, but, my attitude is not serious nor am I plain in color.
I’m fuchsia people. I’m saucy as hell.
Sobriety, once only considered a consequence, associated with street drunks and alley-way addicts, has new borders. It’s a state of mind that benefits EVERYONE. In this new-world revolution, we’re all striving for great health, emotional and professional balance, and true clarity. There’s nothing plain in color there. In fact, the color spectrum broadens as we start to think more clearly and behave in ways that are congruent with our authentic nature.
Sobriety is as bright as the frame that you put it in.
There’s frame #1: Survival Sobriety. Quit or die.
Then, there’s frame #2: Choose Sobriety. I mean, think about it, who wouldn’t want to choose sobriety? What does your drink or drug of choice offer you that makes it more appealing than being your pure, unadulterated self? There’s no right or wrong answer here.
If you WANT to be sober, whether you need to be or not, it’s an amazing and worthy option. Embrace it.
What brought you to this page? Are you planning to be sober for life? Are you hopping on the sober train for a month or two to clear out the cobwebs? Have you been sober before and feel like it’s time to get back on the wagon?
No matter what your reasons for being here are: They’re amazing and valid.
Sobriety is about clarity of mind, being present for your life, and being a witness to what’s around you without mind altering substances.
All things being equal: Sobriety = Worth it = You.
What is your sober story? Share it!
Screw Merriam-Webster. Define yourself. We’re listening….