Thursday, 5 November 2015
Coming at you like a Sober Dodo
Me - Hey look I treated myself to a fitbit thingmy - trying to get a bit fitter.
Friend - Great - wow its ace how do you use it, why did you get it?
Me - Well guess what its a year and a bit since I stopped drinking and I just thought I deserved a treat. I'm feeling much better and thought I'd keep going.
From someone who dissects the minutia of our lives normally, silence was as roaring as a charging bull.
More silence. For once I did not offer excuses or did I retrench, I just lent into the silence, waiting for a response. My time to talk and explain, share, confess and really be honest.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, a complete change of topic enchewed. I almost checked my watch to make sure I wasn't in some space time anomaly, which you know happens often in the park. However no Tardis in view. Seems time is perfectly fine.
No darling girl, this isn't going away. But, I'll wait and talk about it when you're ready. I'm already here.
Bit of a monumental one for me. Sad about the Tardis but amazed at my small courage.
Happy sober day. New routine seems to be helping. Thanks for all the cheering from the sidelines.