A drinking Holiday 7/4

Today is July 4th. A celebration of freedom and independence in the United States.

In the past this holiday only meant one thing for me…. it was the best excuse to drink openly with no shame for many days in a row.

Since I was a teenager I can remember the cookouts and the coolers full of beers and wine coolers that I would just be sneaking all day long. I would be getting a drink for Uncle so and so and I would pocket two for myself.

One 4th of July we had a bunch of people over and I couldn’t drink because I was pregnant with my son. I was miserable!!! I just wanted everyone to leave…it was hot and I was just so pregnant and wanting to drink.

Today….I have the freedom that my soul was so desperately seeking all of those years.

The freedom to truly be ok in my own skin.

I need nothing to enhance or suppress who I am….that is my celebration of freedom today!!

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

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