Hiking Is Exactly Like Sobriety

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Hiking is like sobriety

We didn't plan so well on this trip to Hetch Hetchy. We had Grandma and Grandpa with us.  We got to a point where some people needed to head back to the car a mile back over uneven terrain, others wanted to keep walking for another 30 minutes, and I couldn't do either because I needed to breastfeed my 6 month-old.  So off everyone went and I sat with my little guys looking at this gorgeous view. Of course, I worried the whole time how everyone was going to find each other if there was an emergency (did I mention that there was no cell service and only one bottle of water?)  But we all found each other, we all had partnered up in case there was an emergency, and we celebrated meeting up with hugs, high fives and lots of water.⁣

I feel like sobriety is like this too. Each day we wake up, we might not know what the plan is, but somehow we manage to choose a path to maintain our sobriety. We meet amazing people along the way that we can call on in case of an emergency.  And when it's time to celebrate milestones (daily, monthly or yearly) we are each other's biggest supporters.  So...Thank you my sober friends.  I love you all very much!

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