Overwhelmed. Irritable. Anti-social. Unable to concentrate or be productive in my work or at life because all I am doing is thinking about not drinking. It has been 3 days in a row I have not drank. I have been at this point countless times before. I am feeling like, although I want this to be it, it probably won’t be because I have been here so many times before and failed.
Right now I am feeling like time is passing so slow. I feel restless. I want 1 week to pass without me having had a drink. I want 30 days under my belt. I am feeling fearful that I am not going to be able to fight off the cravings when they come. That I will give in and drink in order to quiet the relentless calling for alcohol that my mind yells to me.
I am feeling like I am weak, meek. I feel the opposite of strong.
I am feeling sad that I don’t have a community. I read sobriety blogs and belong to sobriety Facebook groups, but find many posts, where people tell their sob stories, not be helpful for me. I have even reached out and tried to be encouraging and/or supportive, but I honestly tire of listening to all the life drama people yap about. As an addictive community we are always encouraged to reach out for help. To share our struggles. Often times, instead of relating, or empathizing, or wanting to help, I disengage. This most likely comes from me not getting my sobriety needs met. I don’t like that I have these non-empathetic thoughts. I think this only adds to my sobriety frustrations.
I am feeling fearful to talk with my husband about my drinking. We have had conversations about my drinking too many times. He listens to a point, but then can only reach so far….He has seen me try to stop and fail multiple times.
Today, to sum it up, I feel alone. I know that my best chance of success to overcome my cravings for alcohol is the opposite of alone….to find a community. I struggle to find that. It has to be my subconscious lack of openness and/or willingness, as I have put myself in many positions to belong to a sober community group, both on line and in person. …Now who is the one belly-aching and telling her story of woe???