Baby it’s snowing outside

It’s that time of year, SNOW!!! I don’t know about you but I did some of my best drinking in the winter. We live in the country and when the roads were bad I didn’t go out. I would plan my snow days as soon as the weatherman hinted of any accumulation. For me staples were bread, milk and moonshine. Nothing better than a fire, cable TV, Internet and a quart of moonshine. It sounds good doesn’t it?? Now let me tell you the true story. It was some of the loneliest times of my life. The isolation was horrific. The silence around me would be so loud I couldn’t think. Looking outside my window the whiteness would be blinding instead of beautiful. I would plan it in my mind each time how this time would be better I would enjoy the silence and the beauty of the snow on the trees and ground.

Just like with everything in my life at this time, I was expecting different results doing the same thing.

Do I have a plan to get through this winter without drinking? Yes I do. Will it work? I hope so. I have a lot of tools in my toolbox and I will use everything I have to enjoy this winter and enjoy the beauty it has to offer.

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Alcohol and opioid recovering addict

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