One of the things I never cared about while I was drinking was how I looked. I was wearing the same old clothes over and over again. I just recently noticed how worn out they are. But I was always too hungover to even go outside most of the time, except to the liquor store of course.

So on Tuesday I went out to the mall and bought myself a couple pairs of pants and a few new shirts. It made me feel much better about myself. I felt refreshed, and now I have much more confidence. I am not gonna lie to you, at the beginning I felt very weird and uncomfortable wearing them, but I am getting used to it. I think it’s kind of funny.

What I noticed is that people look differently at me now, especially in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. It’s amazing how far $150 can take you, looks-wise. I mean, in the past I would blow that kind of money in like a week on alcohol, and this time instead I bought something that will last me a long time. It’s an automatic good feel thing. So don’t be afraid to invest a few dollars in your look. Now that you are staying sober, it’s totally worth it!

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