I’m No Bowl Of Oatmeal: 10 Reasons Why I love Being Sober

Most people find sobriety to be very scary. That’s because they have no idea what to expect or if they should believe the many misconceptions that the media and public have to say about what addiction and sobriety are.

Before I got sober, I looked at sobriety like it lame and boring. I thought it was only for people who had lost everything or had hit “Rock Bottom” as they call it ?, something deep and dark. I incorrectly believed that my life would be over if I became sober.

Today, I love being sober, and these are some of the reasons why!

1.)    I have a life beyond my addition.

2.)    I get to be present in every moment.

3.)    Hangovers and physical sickness are no longer part of my life.

4.)    I can remember everything (well almost ?)

5.)    Travel is more fulfilling.

6.)    I have real authentic relationships

7.)    I no longer have to alter my ego to deal with life.

8.)    I have the coping mechanisms to thrive.

9.)    I am healthier than ever.

10.)    I am finally comfortable in my skin.

These reasons only scratch a bit of why I love being sober. My life is anything but boring today. I have a purpose, I am content, and I can thrive. I am no longer just a bowl of oatmeal.

That’s what it’s like to live in recovery for me, and it can be the same way for you.