I just RSVP’d for a fundraising event that my friend is hosting. It’s at a brewery that my friends and I have frequented often – the owners sponsor my husband’s cycling team. As I confirmed that I will be attending, I had this feeling of utter relaxation. It felt like I had taken a deep breath. It was because I knew I wasn’t going to have to worry about getting there or getting home. All the money I would have spent on beer can now be donated to the fundraiser. I don’t even have to think about drinking because the option is off the table. I’m thinking that sobriety is going to do wonders for my anxiety!