101 days ago I was a complete mess, my anxiety and depression were worse than they had ever been, I was so utterly lost as a person. I had no idea who I was or what I wanted from life. I felt inferior to every other person I met, like I was a piece of dirt.
In the last 101 days I have learned so much.
Before I quit drinking i would always wonder just what was wrong with me, i use to ask myself if alcohol was responsible for my problems. I got fed up of waiting to find out. I can tell you that alcohol was not responsible for all of them but until I eliminated it there was no way of finding out how to resolve the issues.
Cuttiing out alcohol from my life has given me clarity and control. I can now see a problem for what it is and use common sense, logic and mindfulness to overcome it. I am no longer at the mercy of an addiction and I see things far more mechanically.
The basis of my life is Nutrition, Exercise, Love, Introspection and Passion. I now know that I can not have any of these things without sobriety. Sobriety is not the magic solution but it is undoubtedly the precursor to the solution.
I think peoples approach to sobriety/recovery vary greatly but in my opinion the biggest common theme in success is acceptance. Absolute, unwavering and complete acceptance that you can not, will not, do not drink.