28. I Don’t Hate Myself For Loving You (with apologies to Joan Jett)
“Do you hate booze now that you’ve been sober awhile?” Norman asked as we headed out the door at the end of the day.
“No,” I said, shaking my head. “I love booze. People rarely get addicted to things they hate. That’s why I don’t beat myself up for loving it. I just deal with my addiction by not drinking. Accept you love it. Don’t kick yourself for loving it. Knowing you love it too much to control it, don’t do it.”
Today I won’t kick myself for still loving things I no longer do.
Sober Not Somber © 2015 by Ken Montrose
(Just a reminder: Sober Not Somber is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone you might know is purely coincidental.)