On Saturday it will be seven years with no booze.
I’ve posted a reasonable amount about my drinking and recovery here. Plus the A.A. arguments (egad, I should know better by now not to read any of those threads).
A lot of shit has happened since I finally found a way to stop drinking. Lived in a halfway house, got an apartment, got a new job, got in a relationship, got a better job, bought a house, went on some wonderful vacations, totaled a car (not my fault) got dumped hard, got in a new relationship (which absolutely rocks).
When I got sober I had just totaled a car(my fault), worked in a job I hated with the passion of a thousand burning suns and lived with my sister.
Now I own a house, a nice car, have a stunningly beautiful (and totally submissive*) girlfriend/fiancée** (She just walked by naked. My god does she have a lovely ass). I have 4 dogs, 2 cats and 2 fish. A job I love. Guitars and a recording setup.
Life is good. It is good in a way that I didn’t think was possible when I was drinking. I still get angry and frustrated by shit at times but now I just roll with it.
The issues that caused me to drink, besides the genetic predisposition, are mainly gone. When they do rear their ugly heads I know how to deal with them now.
My family likes me these days and trusts me.
In short, life is good.
On a side note, if anyone reads this who has a problem with drinking (or thinks they do) I am always open to P.M.s. Having been there and done that I may have a little helpful knowledge.
*My first foray into the dom/sub world. It is interesting and less about sex and more about filling each others needs emotionally. Though the sex is awesome.
** We’ve talked about when we get married though I haven’t officially popped the question.