Today is a big day for me!
1 year sobriety✨
This means a lot to me because 1 yr ago I didn’t know what my future would look like without alcohol.
When I gave it up completely, my mind & body went into panic. How would I survive without wine for the rest of my life?
I learned that I was so dependent on alcohol. I relied on it to cope with stress. I didn’t know how to cope with stress in healthy ways like exercising, prayer, yoga, running, meditating, reading a book, taking baths or talking to someone I could trust about my anxious thoughts, fears or concerns.
I didn’t know how to have fun at social events without a glass of wine in my hand. I thought I was more fun if I drank.
I worried about people not liking me anymore if I didn’t drink. I looked up at billboards & commercials they bombarded me with ads how alcohol was so fun . But they don’t talk about how alcohol ruins families and causes many deaths in the U.S.
People ask me “Reyna, I didn’t know you had a problem with alcohol, why did you stop drinking?” The truth is I stopped drinking bc alcohol ruined my life in so many ways. I was sick & tired of it controlling my life.
People around me drank to much and acted out in ways that were not safe and kind.
I saw loved ones in pain due to their loved ones drinking excessively.
I grew up hurt bc of it & started repeating the behavior & hurt people too bc I too abused alcohol.
I hurt my mind & body for putting alcohol in my system for so many years. Have you ever looked at the brain of someone that doesn’t drink and someone that does? It’s crazy! God has blessed me with this body to fulfill His plan here on Earth. I must treated it right & nourish it well. My body thanks me for letting go of those toxins. It also thanked me for getting my life healthy in so many ways. I now have boundaries for myself, what I will allow and not allow in my life.
Alcohol is no longer allowed to control me. It has no place in my mind, body or soul.
This is 1 of my biggest accomplishments. It’s a one day at a time process.
I celebrate myself today! It was not easy but so worth it!