SOBRIETY – Event? or Process?

One of the Greatest Bondages you will ever be in is that of pretending to be something or somebody that you are not

I spent 50 years like that

Freedom from that bondage is a Journey, a Process of discovering who you really are and learning to live that person’s life

I took my last drink 40 months ago today. But the Process of Sobriety will continue for as long as I have feet on this planet

5 thoughts on “SOBRIETY – Event? or Process?

  1. Dorene Hopkins

    Mine has been a different journey, & yet similar! Like u say, it’s ongoing, day by day, process. Some days are better than others, melds, journaling, & therapy, are all a part of the transition from the deep depressive state. Happy for u Jim, you’re a great moderator! šŸ˜

    1. jimdcat Post author

      Thx, Dorene! I like the analogy of a journey.
      It helps me to accept who and where I am today. I won’t stay here, because I know I’m not where I was yesterday.

      I ALMOST ALWAYS do not recognize today’s step(s). Hindsight helps. Sometimes, in hindsight, I see that what I thought was a stumble was simply a change of direction.

  2. Terri

    I know exactly what you mean here. It feels good to get to know who you really are and to no longer have to pretend. I know because I have been there and am on my own journey of discovering the real me too. I am glad you are no longer in bondage to that stuff. Many blessings to you as you continue on your journey!

    1. jimdcat Post author

      Terri! So good to hear from U!
      I can remember the Saturday morning I said “YES” to the journey. It was either surrender to “YES” or step off the cliff. But I was already as low as I had ever been.

      I now know that the journey began a long time before I said yes. I was just finally at the place God needed me.


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