9 months sober and other things of interest (or maybe not...)

I can't believe that today I have not had a drink in 9 months! 9 months! Holy cow... In the last nine months I've learned a lot, done a lot, and wanted to drink a lot (on occasion). It hasn't been all rainbows, but it's been pleasant for the most part. I didn't die like I once thought I would if I couldn't drink.

In the last nine months I:

  • met some of the most wonderful people on earth, i swear. 
  • lived with 8 other girls and sometimes didn't leave the house for days at a time. oh rehab, how i miss you. ha ha 
  • got to help put on a wonderful thanksgiving dinner for people who didn't have anywhere to go. <3
  • got a sweet house and an awesome roomie.
  • met the only cat in the world that i love. Calvie rocks my world. 
  • learned about scooping litter boxes first hand...a little too many times, but it's all good. 
  • missed people everyday. 
  • learned that i don't get to control everything...but dammit, i still try. 
  • cried a lot. 
  • laughed more than i thought was possible sober...or at all. 
  • learned that i should never date anyone. ever again. but i probably will. ha 
  • cuddled with my cat instead of going to parties....sober or otherwise. i just don't like to party anymore. period. 
  • hung out with my grandparents more than i have in my entire life and it's the coolest thing ever. 
  • was single. And oddly okay with it. I haven't even touched anyone. At all. Ever. 
  • went to more basketball games than i had in the previous 6 years or more. best thing ever. 
  • helped with sub4santa and loved it. one of the coolest things i've ever done. 
  • have been a hermit. and i love it. 
  • have not had an energy drink. not one single one. and it's a good thing or i'd be even more broke than i already am. 
  • had a few nervous breakdowns, driven to the liquor store and then pulled my head outta my ass and didn't drink. don't judge me. ha
  • went to Texas! 
  • probably did more stuff, but you get the idea. 

Side note: After the last relationship that I was in, I decided that I would never date again. Up until recently it hasn't even crossed my mind or been an issue. At all. 

And then I met this awesome girl. 

Don't worry, it was over before it even started because I just don't date; I don't want to date. I don't know if I'll ever be "ready" to date anyone ever again, but right now I'm pretty sure that it would just be a shit show. Maybe I just like being a hermit. Or maybe I don't know how to date and be sober at the same time. Who knows? All I know is that I should get a medal or something for being the most awkward person on the planet. Go me! 

So, here's to another (insert any amount of time you want) of singledom! Bring it on. :]


  1. Jill you are awesome and should be so so proud of all that you have done and accomplished, I know that I am! - KayLyn

  2. Congrats on your 9 month mark ~ keep up the good work and know it will only bring happiness to your world !! Thanks again for sharing your story and success

  3. You freaking rock! I'm so proud of you!