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The Evolution of Birthdays – From Drinking to Sober

Birthdays seem like a great time to reflect back on how things have changed over the years in my life. I often get so overwhelmed with the daily tasks of living that I don’t see the progress that I have made, and I feel like I am just treading water. However, when I really take the time and look back, I am truly astounded – the changes are beyond any of my expectations! What I thought ten years ago that my life would be like is nothing like how it is at all – and I mean the good and the bad. Most of all, I think that sobriety and recovery helped me to be the person that I was always meant to be and for that I am eternally grateful!

So please do not lose hope! Keep moving forward and sober, and before you now it, you too will be astonished by your progress and your new life!

Accordingly, today I would like to share this little post with you, straight from the Sober courage vault – The Evolution of Birthdays!

Sober Courage

Thank you Google!

My birthday! Whoot whoot! How amazing it is to be sober on this day, especially knowing that there was a point in my life when I just didn’t think that this was ever going to be possible. Tonight I was thinking about how my birthdays have evolved over time.

The first birthday I drank was 16. Well, I tried to drink… I have never had more than a sip here and there till then. I was just to petrified to try it, not wanting to become like my alcoholic mother. But 16th birthday? Well I just got dared… So I proceeded to chug straight out of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey bottle and promptly vomited all over while running to the bathroom. I didn’t drink again for several years.

My next great memory was my 21st birthday, and the year one becomes the legal drinking age in the…

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  1. Ever since I turned 19 I’ve been dreading growing older every year. I know its early to start worrying about that sort of stuff, but I often felt like I wasted another year not accomplishing the things I wanted to. I never really realized I was doing this on my birthday, but now that I know, thanks to this post, maybe this year will be different. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

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