Here I am at Day 118, I know this because I count everyday. In one sense it has helped me to see the passing of time and celebrate the accomplishment one step at a time. But one the other hand, this isn't a count down. There's no end to this if I do it right. So when do I stop counting the days and just start counting the months? When do months fade into years? I think now actually, at my 4 month anniversary. I thought I was ready at 3 months but I liked the counting so it has continued. I probably have up to 6 months before it would become too obnoxious for me and everyone, but no further. I guess.
And besides, the actual counting of days doesn't match up with the monthly counting because each month isn't equal. So I'll reach 120 days a day before my date anniversary of May 16. Time to start counting months. But what about my title structure? I have a couple of days to think about it.
I also need to think of a way to celebrate my 4 months. One third of a year. That's something that can easily be represented in a pie chart. What should I do with my sober self?
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell