I was discussing this with a Girlfriend the other day and how much time recovery can take up, I never thought about how much time (when I was drinking) it wasted, but all of a sudden I feel as if I need to get everything done IMMEDIATELY. The 24 hours in a day is not enough. I am unsure why I feel this way, but she does too. It seems to be a re-occurring theme with people I meet in early recovery.
Between getting to meetings, the meetings and after meetings, getting life back on track and finding new hobbies I’m busy. It amazes me to watch someone who still actively drinks on weekends and when I say actively I mean a lot (my husband) how he just sits. That used to be me, I would sit on Friday afternoon then sit on Saturday as I was hungover, or drink again, then sit again usually at brunch and Sunday afternoon drinking or being hung over. Chores did not get done, grocery shopping got delayed if I was hungover, I never went to Yoga or Spin Class or the gym, the only friends I saw were for more drinks never just a coffee and a visit. My circle of friends did not grow, really nothing happened other than sitting.
And now I seem to have no time, it’s funny how I never thought that way while drinking. I had so much time and yet really I had no time when I was drinking.
Here’s to another Sober Day.