I honestly have not had a good topic/idea for a post the past day or two, and I didn’t want to post just for the sake of posting. Though I do aim to make an entry a day for a full year, I also don’t want those entries to be forced or weak (but I will try to write two more within the next 24 hours or so).
“Tuesday” was essentially the reason I stopped writing. No more!
Relating this to recovery, I’ve heard many people (especially those who have been abusing alcohol for decades) speak of difficulty with cognitive functions such as reading and writing. It can take something like 1-2 years to fully regain those abilities, though some have damaged their brains so badly it is not possible to return to full strength.
I am fortunate that I have not done so much damage to my own brain. Reading and writing were always my strong points, along with my studies of social sciences. However, I do know that things like my retention rate and depth of vocabulary are certainly not what they could be. I am hoping that writing daily entries here will greatly improve my writing skills over time. To read as often is equally important. I have a good number of books I really need to dig in to, many recommended or given to me by family and friends.
Pondering the effect sustained alcohol abuse has had on my mental state also makes me curious as to how the rest of my body is faring. I have no desire to calculate how many weekends/total days I’ve spent drinking over the past 5 years (though I probably could), but I am glad I haven’t suffered any serious health issues from it. Here’s to another 24 hours of keeping my body clean.
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