I’m back and enjoying a lovely sober summer morning, not hung-over, rested, and feeling pretty damn proud of myself. It’s remarkable what 2 weeks of not poisoning yourself can do for your ability to see things more clearly. Yes, I’m aware that to many people this truth seems obvious. But it’s been a long while since I felt what sober momentum can do for all aspects of your life.
I spent the last week enjoying a sister visit with my youngest sibling and we truly played, like we did as little girls. I savoured summer with her and we reveled in an unprecedented “blue skies, sunny , smoking hot temperatures forecast” for the entire week of her visit. We sunk into the sand along the shores of Lake Superior in one location and tread carefully along the break wall in another. We hiked the boreal forests and discovered an amazing river flowing across big expanses of rock. Despite that we might have been spotted by other hikers, we stripped down to our undies and sat on the rocks as the cool waters cascaded over our legs. It was magnificent. And felt naughty. A great combination. One of the things I love about my sister is that she is willing to try most of my zany ideas.
What I re-membered today:
Life is precious.
There’s much to see
And sober is the only way that will be possible for me.
The day is fully of possibilities.