My brain, like I suspect many others, likes to drag up old embarrassing moments all the time. I’ll just be sitting there, and all of a sudden I remember something stupid that I did or said, and I have to shake it off. The thing I have noticed, however, is that since I stopped drinking, I haven’t made any new memories like that. Maybe one or two, but nothing like it was before. That’s one really positive thing about sobriety; I have much more control over the things that I do and say. It’s a good feeling, and it’s one that I try to focus on. Giving up drinking has been tough, but it’s given me a clarity that I didn’t have before. And that helps.