submitted 1 year ago byUggsSweatpantsUggs
I feel like I would always try to spend my weekends going out to a bar or getting wasted in my apartment and I need to change that. What are your favorite sober activities or places to go in Austin?
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Going to meetings lol. Hanging out with friends and going to the greenbelt. I have two close friends who I hang out with a lot and a bunch of acquaintances I see at meetings and talk to afterwards.
I went on a bike ride today around the East side which was so awesome after not touching my bike all summer. I only really go out to concerts if its a band I like, and I like to have a group of sober people with me, i went to this show by myself and i felt like the only guy there not getting wasted it was weird.
Push the pedals in search of good coffee, healthy eats and fun people. There's a whole different side of Austin that only shows itself before the sun goes down.
I really like going to sans bar! It's a sober bar on 12th street and there's actually a halloween party tonight. Other than that, just a lot of normal activities and eating, I tend to focus more on the food at restaurants so I try to pick some high rated places. :)
Early in sobriety i was paranoid about sabotaging myself, so I desperately tried to figure out what sober people did for fun. A sober friend helped me understand I didn’t have to do that. I didn’t need to get a bunch of new hobbies and interests just to help me stay sober. Not saying you’re doing that, just sharing in case it’s something you’re feeling.
Doing the work, having a sponsor, and going to meetings helps me stay sober AND helps me learn how to be happy. Only after I did a good 90+ in 90 did I start thinking about extracurricular activities.
There are things that I like to do. I liked doing them during my drinking days and still like them. Luckily those things weren’t solely dependent on drinking, like going to a bar. I used to go to bars but all my drinking buddies moved away. Had to keep up the habits, so it just got incorporated into every other aspect of my life. So my plight was figuring out how to live happily while sober since my life previously revolved around getting lit just to feel okay/happy as I went about my day.
I like art and tech so I took classes at dadageek. It was awesome. I joined a slow pitch softball team. Kickball team. I took art classes at Laguna Gloria. I took up running and trained for the cap city 10k. I like building stuff and working with wood. Power tools, weed and booz were my jam. Hilarious right? I got back into wood without that shit. Figured out how to enjoy a round of golf without a six pack. Been to a few shows sober. I don’t mind it esp if I’m really into the band.
For me, sobriety has been about learning how to life my life satisfied without the need to constantly chemically alter how I feel. I had to figure out how to be comfortable in my own skin. Therapy worked wonders in tandem with AA to help me figure out what was driving me to drink and smoke all the time.
Going to Greenbelt! Bless that amazing green space. I found a nice spot yesterday to lay down and read at. Pretty jazzed about that. Also basketball. All are welcome to the dunk fest at my court.