Dating after quitting drinking
I'm now an adult and haven't got a clue who I really am.
If I'm not the beer chugging, weed smoking, wacky party guy then just who am I?
This might take a while to read)As SD has grown in size, we have valiantly tried to keep up the task of replying to each and every single badge reset/request by hand.
It’s been one of the longest held traditions of Stopdrinking itself and has been done this way since the introduction of badges to the sub many years ago.
I attended my grandfather's funeral, and was sober and present for all of it. I said no when offered drinks and did not feel the need to make excuses. I showed up for myself, and I followed through on promises. I have formed friendships with other gay men that do not revolve around sex or alcohol. I see, with every passing day, more and more reasons to be thankful. I still struggle with depression, and I still make so, so many mistakes.
But as we’ve grown in size we have also come to a point where we’ve outgrown the system as it is now. I started being hungover every morning in my 40s (and therefore being less present for my wife and son). And I was diagnosed with MS a month before I turned 41. And I'm sitting out on my deck noticing that a few plants have started to turn yellow (cooler mornings are inviting the autumn - there's a metaphor in there somewhere).Looking in the mirror as a full grown man and not knowing who I see freaks me out.