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There is so much to worry about and think about when you are contemplating sobriety. What will everyone think? Will they still like me? Will I have any fun?
The short answer is YES. People will love and respect you and you will discover this whole new version of yourself that you’ve never gotten to know before. And Courtney Andersen is a prime example of that.
Courtney talks about her life with drinking, her life after drinking, building a new relationship with her now-husband, and the relief you feel when you stop losing your cat in a drunken stupor!
We’ve got it all in this honest conversation about the trials of recovery and the blessings of getting to live a life you can be proud of.
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I like how Courtney mentions her identity as a driving force for stopping drinking.
At one point when she hit a threshold, she said something like, “I can’t do this anymore. It’s just not me.”
And then she got better.
It’s our strongest need to stay consistent with how we define ourselves.
And it’s very wise to use it for creating habits.
When we do something consistently, it becomes a part of our identity.
And then we want to keep doing it.
Absolutely! And consistency is one thing people really struggle with. We want change to happen so quickly, but it takes time. Just like my alcoholism took time.