On Tuesday, the singer took to Instagram to share a message celebrating seven months of sobriety. She posted a series of images looking strong and confident as she opened up about her journey with alcohol.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
The “Hoodie” singer continued expressing her emotional feelings without having alcohol as a crutch.
“I feel 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,” Lennox shared. “I have less anxiety socially and when I’m ready to go, I go. I recognize my threshold with things and implement boundaries.”
The 32-year-old artist mentioned how she doesn’t have an “interest in partying” anymore and had to admit she’s not the best solo traveler. Her soberness has “changed” her and made her realize she’s a “chill b***h.”
One of the most unguarded statements she made in her caption was the strength in help.
“So now I have help and that helps. Having help is ok,” the “Shea Butter Baby” artist said.
Lennox added, “I like waking up with no hangover or embarrassment. I like waking up with no night terrors and panic attacks from liquor. 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. Sobriety is a very present experience.”
Her witty personality had a moment during her statement, revealing that alcohol isn’t the only thing she has been abstaining from.
“Also I ain’t have no ass in long over a year. Just casually communicating this to the universe,” she said. “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.”
The singer ended the caption, stating there is a moment the “liquor stops numbing” and you wake up to “see the problem of life are still there.”
Before expressing love to her followers, she asked if anyone else was on their “sober journey” and what they had learned.
Followers thanked the Grammy-nominated artist for her vulnerability and willingness to share. She received a downpour of support and encouragement to take it “one day at a time.”
Congratulations on your seven months, Ari! We’re so proud of you.
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