I’m just over 2 weeks now being Alcohol-Free and I’m in a bit of a ….FUNK!

Background

I was born in Massena,  NY along the St.Lawerence river which borders Canada. (Living in Woodland Park, CO now).  My mother was actually born in Canada.  Anyway, I was a teen in the late 70s early 80s and listened to classic rock such as Zeppelin, Stones, The Who,  and Pink Floyd and occasionally that new band AC/DC. I liked all kinds of music really,  but CR was my thing.

Present

Well as you know I’m AF and it’s been just over 2 weeks.  I hear that alcohol takes approx. 7 to 10 days to fully leave your body, so at day 13 a very strange thing took over me.    It’s Friday night and I’m home with my doggies, and all of sudden I have this urge out of nowhere to play that song “That’s the way (I like it)”.  What the Fr!ck???   or what the Funk??  I go with it since my whole body and emotions have been going in all kinds of directions.  I looked up who played it and found out it’s KC and The Sunshine Band and played it on YouTube.  Next thing I know I’m clearing the living room floor and doing some very bad grovin and shaking my booty.  I couldn’t get enough so I fired them up on iHeartRadio.

The songs just made me smile and have some fun from Get Down Tonight to Keep it Comin’ Love.  I still haven’t given up my classics though, but an old dog can always learn new tricks, right?

I’m digging this new AF FUNK. Thanks for all your support.

Dwight

 

1 Week In – Alcohol Free

2-16-19: a new journey began

I’m in 1 week of my happily ever afterness of being sober! Well big whoop many may say..1 week…really?? Well it’s huge for a guy like me who’s been drinking alcohol for 40 years. Yep started dabbling with it at age 13. I grew up in a blue collar town where there was more bars then anything else. In high school we lived the whole sex, drugs, and rock n roll scene. Heck when you came into our front door of our home you were greeted with a 8 stool bar and asked what you drinking?

At 53, it’s just time for ME. I’ve toyed with idea of soberness for years now and I have finally gotten to the point where I’m just DONE with alcohol. More to come on this topic – baby steps just making it public.

In honor of this splendid direction of my life, I present to you a happy sober soul named Dwight David Hyde. Yes, I’m proud of me!!!

Feeling Great👍