My life changed in myriad ways, almost all for the better. Even the crappy bits are better because I am dealing with them sober.
I got sober alone. No 12-step program. No sober friends. Alcohol all around me. Alone.
When I got pregnant, I thought becoming a mom would keep me sober.
For my entire adult life, I had been making decisions based on what I thought other people wanted me to do or what would make other people happy.