The reprieve from the onslaught of insanity that accompanies alcoholic drinking equates to a misty gray space near heaven. It isn’t all glory and happy happy happy – but it’s pretty cool. It’s relatively stable. And I am guaranteed that if I resume old drinking habits, the madness will return with the appetite of a hurricane. Sanity in sobriety is only a reprieve – it’s conditional on sober maintenance.
Seems like a fair payoff though.
Sanity vs madness. And the odd thing is – sobriety – in terms of financial matters – is free. I used to spend around $800.00 a month on alcohol.
It doesn’t cost anything to stay sober. Right?
Yes, it does.
It costs ambition. It costs motivation. It costs gambling and healthy risk-taking. It costs trust. It costs self-care.
What is the monetary value of those things?