Although I have never met the people who comment on my blog, or who contact me through email, they feel like my friends; I feel as though I’ve met you all. I wish I could meet you! I am so grateful when I read the heartfelt comments. Their advice comes from a good place. It may sometimes seem from my blog posts that I don’t listen, or don’t act upon the advice, but let me tell you that I do. My blog cannot possibly tell you 100% of what I do (who’d want to read all that!), and is really just a snapshot of events based around my attempts to get sober.
I started the blog last September, and began reading and commenting on sober blogs a few months earlier, in April 2014. And I was reading around sobriety and addiction for years before that. But only since I started Belle’s 100 day challenge, and blogging regularly, have I acted on the advice I’ve received. Some examples of action: I’ve gone to some meetings; I’ve seen an addiction counsellor; I’ve given up drinking for several long-ish stretches; I’ve seen my doctor. Ok, I haven’t yet reached the holy grail of complete sobriety, but slowly I am edging my way towards it.
What I’m trying to say is: I do listen; I do try out things I’m advised to do; I do fail; but I do succeed as well. It’s not the greatest sober story ever written, but it’s my story and I’m working on it. And I am so very grateful for all your support.