A couple years ago, I was drinking all the time and going too far. I didn’t think it was a problem.
Then my husband made a comment that I am ugly when I drink.
He wasn’t referring to physical beauty. He was referring to who I changed into.
That’s when I knew I had to change.
I started looking into why I was so driven to drink. Why did I drink till I was drunk so much?
Was I wanting to cover feelings? To forget? To get over something? I knew It wasn’t alcoholism, but it was something else.
I realized I was using wine as coping mechanism. I was also using wine to deal with stress. Stress from my marriage, work, daughter, cleaning, stress from everyone and everything.
And one by one I started dealing with it all. I started writing down my issues and working on them on by one. And I started treating wine as something to be enjoyed as a treat.
I’ll never be done dealing with my demons, because I think they are always there. But now I use my thoughts and talking with others to deal with those demons. Now, wine is a gift to myself for always improving and striving for the best.
Because we deserve it.
Love you all!
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