Yesterday I held a housewarming party with my closest friends and their families. It was a moment I have been longing for, for a long time. This month marks the 9th month here in my new home but also a new and improved chapter in my life. And on Tuesday, it will be 4 months since I gave up drinking.
I don’t know where I would be without my friends and their love and support. I am so grateful and blessed to have those amazing people around me. They are always there for me, no matter the distance between us geographically.
We got a beautiful warm and sunny day. There was overflow with love, laughter and great food and the best company one can ask for. We started the double celebration (my housewarming and my friend’s birthday, that was earlier this week) with brunch around noon and in the early evening we headed towards the beach restaurant I had booked for the birthday. It was one of those days I would like to re-live again and again.
But, it was also a day when I stepped forward and opened up for real to my friends about my addiction. I know I am only in the beginning of owning my problem and admitting that I have caused harm to those around me with my behaviour under influences. So I had a very sincere and open talk to two of my friends where I asked for their forgiveness. I know there are many others that I need to talk to as well, but this was a good and important start.
Despite a wonderful day with the best people, my struggle is still very real with this addiction, but I am determined to continue the fight and to win. And with friends like those I know I will one day.