AceShowbiz - Ari Lennox got reflective as she hit a new milestone. While celebrating 7 months of sobriety, the "Unloyal" singer shared a lengthy post on Instagram in which she detailed her journey after ditching alcohol.
On Tuesday, July 25, the 32-year-old shared some pictures of herself wearing a white crop top and black shorts. She kicked off her caption, "7 months sober. That's a lot of sober flights. A lot of sober conversations. A lot of facing things raw and head on. Honestly I don't know what will happen when I reach a year sober."
"Don't know if sobriety is forever or not but I can't imagine going back to how things were. Passing out in the airport or having my emotions more heightened than needed smh s**t was bad." she recalled. Now that she's sober, the musician said she feels "more in control of my emotions. More stable. More happy. More alert. More safe. More accepting of things I can't control and more responsible with things I can."
Ari went on to note that she has "less anxiety socially and when I'm ready to go, I go. I recognize my threshold with things and implement boundaries." She added, "I don't find interest in partying anymore :/ maybe I'm changing and that's deeper than alcohol. I like doing chill sweet things. I'm a chill b***h I realized. Accepting help and realizing I'm not the best traveler on my own has been a game changer."
"So now I have help and that helps. Having help is ok. I like waking up with no hangover or embarrassment. I like waking up with no night terrors and panic attacks from liquor," the R&B star continued. "I'm so raw feeling everything in this world and my coping mechanisms are only healthier now. It's nice to remember events as they are happening. It's nice to be present."
According to Ari, "sobriety is a very present experience." She further shared, "Also I ain't have no a** in long over a year. Just casually communicating this to the universe. But yea sure there's the fantasy of wanting to escape all the intense stress of the world with alcohol cause boy does it work temporarily."
Ari acknowledged that "there's the moment the liquor stops numbing," but we're "chasing that feeling to no avail and you wake to see the problems of life still there." She then concluded, "So anyway anybody out there also sober? What have you learned on your journey? Love you all so much."