Several nights ago, I had a dream about being sober. It was my first one ever! I thought it was cool.
I don’t remember all of it, but I was meeting a young woman who wanted to stop drinking. We were meeting in a fancy mall here in my city. When I got there, she was sitting at the table with a big glass of red wine! (Fancy THAT!)
I remember I was surprised to see her drinking, because I thought she wanted to stop. As we were talking, I remember she was coming up with excuses of why she couldn’t stop. She had young children and was under a lot of stress. I remember I was telling her she could stop and it would be so much better.
I also remember I hadn’t persuaded her to stop.
I know I always had excuses why I didn’t want to stop drinking, even when it was bringing more pain than fun. I just thought it was the only way to deal with stress. I thought it was the only way to celebrate things. After I retired, it became the way I tried to stop feeling lonely.
I also know, I didn’t stop until I was ready. No one could talk me into it.
At the end, she was gone, and I was in a place ordering a non-alcoholic drink called “Blueberry Fizz”. Even though I was unable to help her, I was so glad I kept sober in this dream! And who knows? Maybe she is sober now, and I’ll meet her in my next dream!