Unstuck in a Rut

Used 2014-03-08 Exercise your right (AlKHall Sobriety Recovery)

Change the Routine

So many of the advantages to being sober are the free things. The things you don’t have to work for or struggle to achieve.

For example, while reading Bye Bye Beer’s marvelous post about Robins, i realized that less and less of my life feels like a routine. Not that my day-to-day is dramatically different (excepting, of course, the absence of hangovers and the time spent in AA meetings), but the longer i’m sober, the more each day is different, which means unique.

Which means special.

Part of the bonus plan of long-run sobriety and one more thing to add to my Gratitude List.


About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home. http://about.me/AlKHall

Posted on March 8, 2014, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Love the graphic! So funny!

    Each day is unique – and it is now – I live in now – not the past … “if only I had…” and not the future “what if I can…”

    The now is unique – it’ll never happen again – I need to hold it now

    • Futheron!

      “The now is unique”

      What a great way to explain what i meant! Thanks for the thoughts and glad you liked the image!

      Keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

  2. Each day is different indeed. I’m coming up on 90 days, and I’m still amazed in the morning by all the crazy dreams from the night before. Had I dreamed at all the previous decade? And then my wakeful hours are a roller coaster – happy, angry, egotistical, humble, and everything in between. I’d actually like a lot less uniqueness sometimes, but I sure don’t miss the sameness of drinking: hangover, muddle through the day, get home, get drunk. That’s it.

    • Eric!

      Thanks for stopping by! i just paid a visit to your blog and really liked what i saw! i hope you continue to write about your adventures when you get back home.

      As for your comment, funnily enough the topic of this post came up on its own in a meeting i go to on Tuesdays. Everyone agreed that sobriety brings out the best in sensations…food tastes better, music sounds better, the sun shines better. With time, the emotional rawness becomes coated with layers of sobriety and i think you’ll find the highs are much higher and the lows are not so low.

      Keep coming back, brother,

      Al K Hall

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