Hubs and I will be going on a vacation soon, to Arizona, where the sun is shining and warm!
The first time I went on a sober vacation was several years ago, during one of my first attempts to stop drinking.
I pouted for almost the whole time.
At least I pouted all through any dinner we had, even though my husband didn’t drink to support me.
I felt very sorry for myself.
This, of course, wasn’t all that fun for hubs or me.
I simply couldn’t imagine how I could be sober and still have a good time.
What would we do at the pool?
What would we do after a hike?
What would we drink while golfing?
How could we have dinner and not drink?
This time around, I have been sober much longer.
I am much more comfortable with my sobriety.
And this is what I know will happen on this vacation…
I will be ready to go in morning! (Well,my morning starts at 9 am!)
I won’t wake up hungover and have headaches.
I know I’ll have fun between the sheets! *wink*
I know having a sweet treat and coffee at the end of dinner is very satisfying.
I know I will be focused on what I am doing, not focused on finding a drink.
I know I will have fun dancing sober.
I know driving a golf cart is fun sober! It’s just fun! Not to mention I won’t crash it!
I know hiking in the beautiful country is fun sober.
I do not ever want to wreck another vacation by feeling sorry for myself.
The sun, reading, golfing, hiking, a massage, dancing and beautiful dinners outside will be relaxing all on their own. No drinking needed.
With A Suitcase or Two,
On Day 559,