Monday, July 23, 2007

The last day of my 23rd year...

So tomorrow I will be 23 years sober. It is 23 years today since my last drink, but I celebrate the anniversary of my first day of sobriety which was July 24, 1984. I hope you will all stop by tomorrow for the festivities.

Today I am struggling again with lethargy. I need to get out and run and I don't feel like it. This is SO out of character for me. I really wonder what is going on. I have felt this way for almost a week. I WILL get out and run, in spite of my (hopefully temporary) lack of desire and passion for it. My triathlon is less than 2 weeks away.

I am tired and uninspired, so I will just put on my running shoes and get out of here. Have a great sober Monday everyone.

"We had a new employer. He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63

11 comments:

dAAve said...

Is this when we fake it til we make it?

Pam said...

OK...I have the 24th marked on my calendar from some previous post you wrote, but I thought Daave said it was today..well then Happy last day of the 23rd year. Ya know EVERYONE says that the 24th year is the VERY best. All kinds of wonderful new things start happening....well that's the word on the street anyway.

Scott W said...

We take our medicine even when we don't feel like it. We show up when we'd rather stay under the covers. We do what we are told works for others to stay sober.

Thanks for being part of my WE.

Syd said...

MC, so glad that you are so many years sober. Twenty-three today since your last drink is really something. I'm glad that you are here. Your lethargy is probably a high gear for others. Sometimes even the things that we love are needing a break.

Shannon said...

suitin up and showing up... right on MC! I am proud of you... even though you are tired and uninspired, you still did it.
Thats it, that is it. I love it
thanks for sharing this
(((HUGS))) happy and Sober Monday

Shannon said...

OH and enjoy your last day being 23 yrs sober!!! wooohoooooo tomorrow we will PPAAARRRTAAAYYYY

Christine said...

didn't you mention getting this way before AA birthdaays or did I read that elsewhere

grief gets me lethargic and I don't know its grief until its done

oh yeah thats the other thing I've heard from others---we don't know the lesson until its done

Trudging said...

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Scott said...

MC, I surely hope that your inspiration returns, bringing you much perspiration.

I am so thankful that I've come to know you through your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Congratulations on your 24th anniversary! Yay God! Thank You for being my friend.

Shadow said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 23 YEARS!!!!!!! that's absolutely super. will keep on eye out for the festivities...

Redhead Gal said...

Thank you for sharing your experience of many years of sobriety here. I always get much from your posts, even if I'm just lurking.