Author/philanthropist Janet Mbugua is opening up about her sobriety journey as she gears up to celebrate 2 years of zero alcohol.
On her YouTube channel, the celebrated media personality noted that quitting alcohol was a personal decision she made not pushed by anything but she didn't give herself a timeline for her sobriety.
Janet noted that she might go back to drinking or not as it was still a new path she was navigating.
“I don’t drink, and December will mark two years since I made that choice. It’s a decision I believed was right for me. It’s something I may choose to return to in a year, a decade, or perhaps never," the mother of two candidly said.
She went on to add that the main reason she had not given herself a timeline was the sheer fact that she did not want to put the pressure of unrealistic expectations on her shoulders and crashing in case she did not meet the said expectations as life decisions such as the one she'd made were not easy.
"However, I am not imposing any unrealistic expectations on myself. Making a decision like this can be difficult, but in life, everything can be challenging. It’s about choosing your battles,” the former prime-time news anchor said.
Janet encouraged family and friends of people battling addiction or trying to quit alcohol to try their very best to make the journey easy for them as she noted discipline does not come naturally to everyone especially when you have been doing something for ages.
She pointed out that for her it was easier now as she could see the differences between her life when she used to drink and now that she doesn't.
“I’ve lived a life where I can compare what life was like with that decision and life without it. When you’re trying to cultivate discipline, it may not come naturally to everyone.
Sometimes we desire things that come effortlessly to us. To those who have chosen to quit drinking, please refrain from pressuring them to take a drink. You never know what they had to overcome to make that choice. Let them be," the mother of two said.
Finishing up on the topic the menstrual health activist maintained talking about her sobriety isn't a flex but merely stating a beautiful decision that she made and has stuck by.
"When I say I don’t drink, it’s not a flex; it’s merely the reality I decided for myself.”