7 Things Learned From 1 Year Without Alcohol…..
Kelly Fitzgerald is like a lot of people; living a busy and social lifestyle. However, that all changed on May 6th, 2013 when she decided to take her last drink of alcohol. This is what she had to say about the experience: “I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was tired of being the party girl, I was tired of feeling like sh*t, I was tired of disappointing and embarrassing my friends and loved ones. I decided I needed a big change.
Trying to drink in moderation hadn’t proved to be the best option for me. It never worked. Enough was enough She made an extremely brave move and decided to go sober. It’s been over a year now since she took her last drink, and since she has written an extremely honest report highlighting the drastic and unexpected benefits she has discovered during her year of sobriety and here are the lessons she learned:
Wow I can’t even believe I’m typing this! If you’re reading this it’s because I made it. I made it to one full year without alcohol. On May 6, 2013 I took my last drink. I will never forget how it felt. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was tired of being the party girl, I was tired of feeling like shit, I was tired of disappointing and embarrassing my friends and loved ones. I decided I needed a big change. Trying to drink in moderation hadn’t proved to be the best option for me. It never worked. Enough was enough. I tried something that I never did before – stopped drinking alcohol completely. When I started this sober journey I wasn’t sure how long it would last and now I can’t imagine going back to how my life was before. The positives have been plentiful and the negatives have been slim to none. Here’s what I’ve learned in my one year sans alcohol:
1. My Senses Are Heightened x1000
Wow I feel everything with a noticeable heightened sensitivity. This includes emotions, muscle pain, sense of smell, hearing, and taste. My nose is so sensitive to smells I am ALWAYS saying “it smells like ___ in here”, or whoa, it smells SO strong. My emotions are crazy, sometimes I think this is what it must feel like to be pregnant. I cry at the drop of a hat, I’m offended easily, and sometimes I am so happy I feel like I’m going to burst. I actually care what people think about me, I know those of you who know me are now saying, who are you and what have you done with Kelly? This ‘feeling everything’ thing can be extremely overwhelming at times, but I’ve never felt something so amazing.