First of all, I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while.
I’ve been kinda busy with the band, and just generally dealing with the amount of changes that this whole thing as brought about.
I figured that the best way of staying sober was to just forget what I was doing, and try not to think about it too much! (Hence why I’ve been so quiet recently).
So, what’s been going on?
I’m currently on day 29 – tomorrow will be a month. I’m genuinely proud and in a state of disbelief, I genuinely didn’t think I could do it.
A few updates for you though!
You may remember that I had my first real challenge last week – playing a gig with the band in Scotland.
I started off being pretty sceptical, and at the airport on the outward journey, I really did want a beer or a glass of something stronger.
Luckily though, we had left it late and had to get straight on the plane, which in hindsight, was a big blessing in disguise.
I’m pleased to say though, that all I drank for the two days was coffee, and Coke.
It’s funny, because I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to play properly without a beer, but I have to say, I’ve never played guitar as well as I did that night.
Socially, at the venue, nothing was different. Same atmosphere, same banter with mates… it’s just that I can remember every second of it, and didn’t wake up with a massive hangover the next day.
From that moment, I guess you could say I was convinced. I had my “moment of clarity”.
Everything is coming together, since I last posted, I’ve started dating the most beautiful girl I’ve ever met. Someone who before, I would never have spoken to unless I had a few drinks inside me, so I guess it’s done wonders for my confidence too, without me realising it.
Anyway, I’ve waffled on enough for one morning, I’ll be checking in tomorrow to mark my first month of sobriety.
Until then, thank you all so much.