Friday, April 18, 2014

Finding Meaning and Sobriety

So the hardest part of getting sober beyond the whole physical thing and readjusting to live part and finding basically a somewhat new set of friends and basically sort of relearning how to do a lot of stuff, is this: relearning how to enjoy yourself.  For, shall I say it explicitly?, the problem with people like me, who can have one hell of a time when drinking is that, well, drying up the source of booze also dries up a lot of the outward affected personality.  And the willingness to engage.

And basically queue a kind of new dry period of stoned realization that life isn't just going to get easier, i.e. social situations and anxiety will not just go away because there isn't any booze greasing the hinges.

And anyway this is apropos of nothing, as per the usual.  Now play it again, Johnny.

1 comment:

Karen Calhoun said...

Agreed! It's kind of like junk food, drinking is carefully formulated to over-stimulate us and bring us back soon for more empty calories/meaningless social interactions. The adjustment is re-learning to like real whole food, real company. And even though it isn't exciting, it IS real. And in the end, this wins out!