After reading the comment left on Reclaiming Life’s Sparkles blog, it bothered me a lot that someone would use that space to say something negative. So I went to this person’s blog to see why she would react in such a manner. I could find no real reason for the cruelty in the comment. She is an alcoholic herself and is still struggling with it as we all are. She, in a sense, is one of “us” but she is finding her sobriety through her own path. Believing, sadly, that her path is the correct and only path to sobriety. How can one who has experienced the pain and struggle of early stage sobriety criticize the path of others trying to find their way out of the darkness? You would think someone who has gone (is going) through this would be more supportive.
Unfortunately, she has not been a part of our blogosphere to understand the concept or reasoning behind the 100 day challenge. We all know we are setting small goals along our journey so we feel better about ourselves. So we can achieve those feelings of confidence and strength and achievement. Which in turn keep us motivated to go just a little bit farther each time. We all understand that this is not really for just 100 days, but that 100 days feels achievable. Thinking beyond 100 days can be daunting. But knowing that when you reach 100 days, you can re-evaluate your situation, create new tools, fine tune the old ones and set about reaching another 100 days, or another 180 days, or whatever.
I am proud of what we in the challenge have accomplished thus far. Some of us have fallen off the wagon a “few” times (yup, me included), but how else are we to learn what it takes to stay on said wagon?
Be strong team 100 challengers. . . we are united in our cause and believe in each other. We will all succeed regardless of the naysayers.