Amy C. Willis
A love letter
I'm writing to you today because I know you're struggling. You are looking for a different way. A better way to create change in your life. You want freedom from the invisible restraints that alcohol has on you - your heart, your mind, your body. You want to be free. You want to live your bold, colourful, wild life without being held back by the grasp of booze.
You have tried, many times before. You've put your best foot forward and still slipped back into your old habits. Don't berate yourself, sister; the clutches of this poison can be strong. With some time between now and your last drink, you tell yourself that it wasn't so bad and that you can manage to have just one this time. One turns into seven and just like that, you're back where you started, marinating in the guilt and shame of it all.
You fantasize about the life you could live in sobriety but fear holds your back. You worry what people might think. You worry everything will change (many things will but in magnificent, unexpected, magical ways). You worry that you'll fail.
But what if everything you can imagine on the other side of drinking is possible? What if your life could be amplified in ways you never imagined? What if I told you, dear one, that everything you can imagine is possible?
What if I told you that all it takes is an empowered decision, an open heart and a willingness to show up fully for yourself? I see you. I know you. I believe in your capacity to change. It will be hard but I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than saving your life.
Change is possible and you ARE the change-maker in your own life.
I've been where you are, dear sister. I know your pain and your struggle because they were my pain and my struggle.
You likely have a ton of questions, but perhaps also, a lot of curiosity. Sometimes things arrive to us in packages we didn't expect. Sometimes you just have to lean into the unknown, take the leap and trust fully that you will learn to fly.
Let's take a leap together, sister.