It’s right around five and six months of sobriety that you begin to become a little edgy–at least that’s what they told me. I have been dormant on the blog due to many positive experiences from not using and was okay with taking a time out on writing. I knew there would come a time that I would have no other outlet for venting and that a pen and paper (or blog) would always be in close proximity, so I was on the prowl for new things–things I hadn’t done yet or always wanted to try. Lately, with regard to new and exciting activities, I’ve been at a bit of a stand-still thanks to a new job and the pursuit of a new degree.
There’s a song out there called, “Gold Guns Girls”. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRtd8ArvH_s&feature=related) It’s not really about being sober/staying away from chemicals, but a great song is capable of being stamped on just about anything concerning excess.
Is it ever gonna be enough to just stay sober? Nope. You gotta work. You can’t forget that you gotta work. Not a nine to five, but a life to death. That’s the attitude you need to embrace. If you let it get the best of you, the risk for returning to a life wasted gets “more and more”.