Part of Step 4 involves making a list of persons one has harmed by their drinking. In the letter, one may write about people harmed and how ashamed one feels for causing pain and suffering to others. Get the latest country music news delivered straight to your inbox. “Really proud of how hard this man works daily on his recovery,” she wrote. “There has been no greater gift for our family than his sobriety.”
Other goodbye letter to alcohol in the country music world also offered their support in the comments section, including Carly Pearce, Scotty McCreery, Shay Mooney and bandmate Hillary Scott. Ultimately, Kelley hopes sharing his story will help spread support and understanding for others. I sleep a whole lot more and value my downtime. Even in the silence, I’m comfortable without you. I know your voice when you come to visit these days and it’s safe to say your old pick up lines don’t impress me anymore.
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You were definitely putting on a show at the beach, and if you can remember, you finally won me over. Yep, you joined me for the drive home. Over 200 miles of you and me on the road together. We seemed to have a lot of those kinda moments, especially towards the end. I’m gonna really miss our steak dinners together.
When we first met, I just knew we would be life-long friends and for a long time, we had a blast together. You brought out the exciting, fun, relaxed, invincible girl. I was fearless, I could dance, talk, flirt with guys and not worry about what others thought about me. Free from anxiety, stress, and worry. Without you, I am accomplishing more than I ever have. Without you, I am returning to the life and people I once loved because I know they still love me.
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Cassie, whom Kelley married in 2009 and with whom he shares son Ward, 6, celebrated her husband’s new song in an Instagram Story. You are filled with empty promises that you’ll play nice and only come to visit once in a while. Instead, you camped out in my home, my car, my office, and even went so far as to hide in my suitcase on our family trip to Disneyland.
And who could forget how you stayed by my side when my kids were born and we toasted the night away. “We were almost afraid that if we put a bunch of vocals on it, that might take away from the pain and authenticity of that singular vocal,” Kelley adds. I hope one day that everyone wakes up to what you really are so that we may all be free of your nonsensical way of life. You might think you have everyone fooled, but I have news for you, Alcohol – WE ARE ON TO YOU!
A Goodbye Letter to Alcohol
You preyed on my curiosity and then you sunk your teeth in with the hook that “all the cool kids” hang out with you so maybe I should too. Oh dear friendAlcohol, what a long, weary road we have traveled together. When I first met you at the ripe age of 15, I had no idea what an impact you would make on my life – and not the good kind, unfortunately. This publication is for those ready to explore sobriety / alcohol-consciousness and create the life they’ve always wanted. If you enjoyed this story and would like to read more please use this referral link to join Medium, I will receive a tiny portion of your membership. This extra money will fuel my writing addiction.
- Another memory stolen, another promise broken.
- The Lady A singer shared a vulnerable song he wrote called “As Far as You Could,” which he says is his “goodbye letter to alcohol.”
- As much as it hurts to walk away from you, I’ll always try to remember the good times of my life and put the bad times behind me.
- Not only did you make appearances at the kids’ birthday parties, but you always had to be the star attraction, shifting the attention to you and making a mockery of me and my family.
- Even in the silence, I’m comfortable without you.
- So, it helps to talk about the fun before the addiction took hold of life.
We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers. Kelley co-wrote and produced “As Far As You Could” alongside his bandmate Dave Haywood and producer Jimmy Robbins.