Time flies when you’re busy. My last post was written while I was in Asheville, NC. Upon our return I jumped into the mix of my new job. I am currently drinking from the firehouse at work and have had very little time to write.

That said, it hasn’t been all work and no play. I went on a camping trip with my son and his Cub Scout pack and I’ve been working on following through on my plans to get more active and track my calories. That’s had a good effect, and I’m down about five pounds from my recent average. I’d like to drop about 45 more.

I’ve had some ups and downs, including a rather uncomfortable spot while out to dinner with a customer when I was confronted about why I don’t drink. I answered honestly and it want a big deal, but it felt like one that night. Happily, I was able to talk with a good friend in recovery about it and came to the conclusion that I needed to address the incident openly and honestly, which I did and I don’t think it will be an issue again.

The new job is pretty awesome and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve got a lot to learn and it could easily be overwhelming but I have a set of tools that I didn’t have 19 months ago and they are working when the stress piles on.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my sobriety and the freedom that it gives me. That’s really the key, it’s the sense of freedom that I have that keeps me going and that keeps me coming back for more.

Hope you are all well.

7 thoughts on “Something More than Free

  1. Glad the job is going well; I will try to call you next week for an update on all of that. Meanwhile my job has gotten “weird.” I will tell you about it. But like you said: I have the tools, thankfully.

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  2. Hi Damien!
    I am glad you like your new job!
    I am struggling with snacking at night, which I want to stop. It’s hard!
    I love my freedom, too!
    It’s like I can go more places and do so many more things!
    Not that I do, but I could!!

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  3. Love the update Damien. As for opening up to others – I have really yet to open up about the real reason. I am thinking the time will come, but for now I keep to myself. Most people don’t care about the why, I find. They are curious, but aren’t dying to find out!

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