President’s Day Monday
In the wee hours of the morning today, an analogy for sobriety came to me as I pondered all I’m seeing in my life now that I seemed unable to see before.
Drinking is like sitting inside with all the blinds drawn, in depressive darkness. You can see some details of life dimly, but it isn’t until you choose to open the blinds that you can see the whole picture. And while the light shining in brings warmth and positivity with it, it also exposes all the dust and hidden messes you’ve been able to avoid in the darkness. The world around you becomes bigger, brighter, and at times, also more overwhelming.
I’m grateful for the light, in spite of the overwhelm it brings.