I love this analogy! Wish I could take credit for it but I cannot –
When we stop drinking it’s like we are pregnant and we are giving birth to a new life! Our new life. I am going to hold fast to this image in the days, weeks and months ahead. I’m going to add to it the idea of self-care that I read somewhere else. Just as I’d nurture myself were I pregnant with a “baby” I’m going to do that now. What a powerful seed to have planted in my brain, and heart! I’m on Day 14AF. Only 2 weeks along, not showing, no outer glow, strangely tired, feeling off. But, I can feel stirrings, glimpses of clarity, moments of lightness that I have not felt in a very long time.
What did you experience in the first days and weeks of no longer drinking?