Hi. My name is Kim. And I’m an alcoholic.
15 months ago I had my last drink.
15 months ago my life changed for the better and I will never go back.
Recently people have asked me when do I think I’ll have another drink.😳
A few of my closest friends have said I just “need a break”.
I appreciate their unconditional love for me but also the misunderstanding of my disease.
I don’t get offended.
I will never have another drink, as long as I can help it.
Not because I don’t miss it. I don’t miss the drama that came with it in my life.
I couldn’t control what was going on inside so everything on the outside controlled me. My thoughts, my moods, my behavior.
15 months ago I stopped that. I will never look back.
Today I ran 15 miles for each of the 15 months I’ve been sober.
Each mile I got to think about how I grew each month.
And true to my journey, mile 15 was the hardest.
Last month was very difficult for me emotionally as I was dealing with the last of my past.
I pictured that ugliness that wanted to keep creeping into my life and I put them in a bubble and literally watched them float away while I ran.
It was beautiful, it was romantic and I feel how I should feel. Happy, loved, beautiful.
I want to thank some people this time around because when I hit my year mark it was about me.
But it’s not just me.
I have parents who have loved me unconditionally. I have a husband who has loved me unconditionally.
My besties who have been through it all.
My Peleton girls helped me through the Quarantine.
A couple of my Arbonne sideline sisters helped me run and another two keep me laughing and full of play dates!!!
My work out groups.
You all know who you are and I thank you for helping me shine!!! And stay sober!🤣🤣🤣
And last but not least, my spiritual advisors, friends and mentors.
Thank you for showing me the light.💜💜💜