Day 6

I can feel the fog lifting again. I feel better in myself already although I’m very tired; it’s hard for night shifters to get any decent sleep when it’s bright and sunny outside. I’m looking forward to 4 nights off work now.

I’ve also remembered that I remember my dreams when I lay off the booze and had a comical awakening yesterday because I dreamed my cat was dancing to hip hop. Okaaayyyy… not sure where that came from.

At work last night I got a sad reminder to appreciate the moment. A young guy who worked there had epilepsy and had a seizure in the night and never woke up again. He was 27. Too young and too sad 😦

I’ve also been doing lots of clear-headed thinking this week about meaning and purpose in life and I’ve had a real aha! breakthrough moment. I’m too tired to explain it now, more about that later.

Excuse the disjointed stream-of-consciousness here; I feel like I’ve been awake for a week. It’s time to sleep now. Have a lovely sober day folks x


11 thoughts on “Day 6

  1. The Share June 22, 2016 / 8:49 am

    OK, so now I’ve got this vision of a super cool, break-dancing cat in my head! That’s really made me smile. Can’t wait to hear about your ‘breakthrough’ moment. What happened to that young man is so sad. I don’t know his name but will say a prayer for him. Don’t apologise for the stream of consciousness thing… thoughts don’t always follow an ordered pattern and it’s OK to share about whatever is going on for us. I think we process some stuff ‘up top’ when we’re thinking to ourselves but lots of the good stuff happens when we give those thoughts and feelings a voice through sharing. Hope you get some sleep. All the best, Billie.

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 22, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Hi Billie. I did sleep thanks, first in bed and again on the sofa as well afterwards. The young man’s name was Lee, a prayer would be lovely thank you. As for the breakthrough I can feel it gaining momentum, will write later. Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂

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  2. mishedup June 22, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Day 6 is a beautiful day…and now it’s day 7…a week!
    a full week…does it feel glorious? it is.

    I’m glad you have a blog to write in, doesn’t matter what you write…just get it out.
    And I will ALWAYS suggest finding others in real life, to help you along. Because online support is great util it isn’t, until you need help NOW…then you need a phone # or a meeting to escape to.
    I don’t know if you have given AA a try…I’d suggest that first, but sometimes there are other support groups around There is nothing like sitting in a real live room with people and nodding your head…yes, i did that, yes, i get that!

    a week is wonderful…so happy for you

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 22, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Hi, thanks for your lovely supportive comment. Yes it’s feeling pretty good at the moment 🙂 I haven’t tried any meetings but I am considering it. I’ve identified a few possibilities and may go there when I run into difficulties. Where did your blog go? I can’t find anything there…


  3. Untipsyteacher June 23, 2016 / 12:01 am

    Dear TOTW,
    First of all, Happy DY 6!
    Having to work at nights would be hard.

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 23, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Thanks Wendy, I’ve always been a night owl but even so, it can be hard sometimes. Still easier than getting to work at 9am for me though… x

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      • Untipsyteacher June 23, 2016 / 3:08 pm

        Funny you say that!
        I am a night owl too, but teaching forced me to say hours.
        Now I’m going back to my natural night owl which is hard as hubs is a big lark!!

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      • tiredoftreadingwater June 23, 2016 / 3:53 pm

        I’m guess I’m lucky that my fella works evenings and nights too so the whole house is on topsy turvy time, apart from the cat, it’s probably fairly natural for her 🙂 x

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