I don't have much to say, at least nothing interesting or thought-provoking, but after a REALLY stressful couple of days (for a few reasons), I have some good news to report. First, my Employment Insurance claim is being approved, which means that I will have some income (though less than if I were working). Also, I got the forms I needed to release the pension contributions I was making at my old job. I'd only been contributing for a few months, so it isn't very much, but it adds another layer of financial security, for now (at the cost of my retirement....). Last, I met my new family doctor yesterday and I really like him. He's young and seems very calm, so I'm relieved that he wasn't some weirdo.
So, one month into my unemployment and it looks like I'll be okay for a little while. I won't really relax until I start to actually see the money in my account, but iot's nice to have that stability.
In the meantime, I just keep going. I'll admit that on the drinking front, this sobriety thing has been pretty easy the last little bit. Every now and then I'll feel a pang or craving, but for the most part I haven't wanted to drink. I think this is where it's important to remember that I am still an alcoholic...even though I'm not drinking right now, if I were to start I would be right back where I started.
The good thing, though, is that the longer I stay sober, the longer it feels like I CAN stay sober. Saturday is 7 months. Yay me.