No, do bring on any more you have, SG! The more, the merrier
I'm really glad you liked the Knight Rider fact. I was worried I might look a bit of nerd for knowing something like that
Your job opportunity sounds exciting - well done! But I see how the dilemma may have affected your dreams. The pros and cons of the two jobs are finely balanced, aren't they? I hope you'll make the choice that's happiest for you.
That's very wise. It gave me pause for thought. Feeling "happier than I was" has often been the catalyst for me to reintroduce alcohol, but has it ever worked? No.silvergirl wrote: ↑03 Sep 2021 11:42I also heard myself say confidently out loud last week “I think I probably could drink now because I’m so much happier than I was!” And that’s not really a road I want to go down, resurrecting the empty beer can, but at least I could see the futility of it in my subconscious?! So I think it doesn’t hurt to stop and reaffirm my commitment to sobriety, it’s something that, for me, I feel is cyclical, I shall begin reading here again and listen to a few sober podcasts etc.
Finally it dawns on me that if we start drinking again when we are happy, what will we do if/when we become unhappier again? The answer isn't cut down, stop, or be sensible, it? No, in unhappiness we are too irrational to care enough for ourselves to choose wisely, so (for me, at least) it always leads to heavier and heavier drinking. You are right to reaffirm your commitment to sobriety, SG, and it was a good time for me too to hear these thoughts.
Also, why is it we so often forget that our current happiness is highly likely to have been contributed to by our sobriety? So, why risk spoiling things?
Whatever, it is really good that you are happy!
I was working all over the weekend, so I think I slept too deeply to remember any dreams... more's the pity.