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My name is Renae.
I've spent the majority of my life being silent. Doing things I don't want to to keep family/friends/unhealthy relationships 'happy' whilst making myself unhappy.
I cannot/do not moderate my alcohol consumption, so I broke up with alcohol.
It was time to say goodbye to its lying, manipulative, controlling, consuming ass.
It was time to regain trust in myself.
Be kind to myself.
Build some boundaries.
Find my self worth.
Learn to deal with the past.
Learn to love myself.
During this process, my circle has gotten smaller and smaller.
It's quite lonely at times.
But it's never lonely enough to put up with the crap that I used to.
I volunteer on a weekly basis at a second hand shop here sorting through donations to help others.
Today I came home quite upset.
One of the ladies who has always been so supportive of me and encouraging in my choice not to drink, all of a sudden showed different colours.
I had just said to her how before I go home to see my family I'd had a big breakthrough. I'd summoned up the courage to say how I wouldn't be drinking when I came home. At all. And how it was so wonderful to use my voice for ME.
Her reply was about how she was going to see her sisters and "drink lots of white wine and eat cheese and drink more wine and regret it and do it all over again."
And said it twice and more.
If my sobriety makes you uncomfortable, please don't expect me to be quiet and not be who I am to make you comfortable.
Don't judge me for not drinking when I don't judge you for drinking.
You don't know my past and what I've gone through to get to here.
I will not justify myself to you, nor anyone anymore.
This will be on my gratitude list today.❤ Thank you lady, for your attempt at sober shaming.
You have made me more determined to love me.
To not take my pride in my achievement away.
To ride through the next 19 days to get to my one year sober date and beyond.
To not do this for anyone else but me.
To make me even more aware to show empathy, kindness and understanding to others.
346 days sober and counting!👊🙌
#iamsober #loveyourself #believeinyourself #selfworth #bekind #sober
Welcome Home Sam S. "Hello. I havent introduced myself but I'm Sam. I was just shy of five years sober and I relapsed. I had worked so hard to stay sober and then realized that I got comfortable. I got confident and cocky building myself up to a point where I thought my addiction couldn't reach me. I felt above it all until it came up and bit me in the ass. I got knocked off of my pedestal almost as quickly as I put myself up there. My relapse is so frustrating and yet equally humbling but not the end. Today I am 5 months sober. Months should have been years, but I woke up this morning and fought to stay sober. Hopefully, I'll be able to say I'm 5 years clean eventually, but today I'm happy with months. ❤
Weekly Sober Student Award - July 16
Congratulations to Manuel Luna of Elgin HS for being today's Sober Student of the Week! Mr. Luna has never smoked a day of his life and will continue to stay away from the dangers of Smoking and Vaping with his lovely girlfriend.
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