Tomorrow is the big day. I will have a steady supply of cash for the first time in many months. I've gone over and over in my head what I am going to buy. A bought cup of coffee in the morning would be a luxury unheard of before this. Simply driving to McDonalds and buying a dollar double cheeseburger would be heavenly. The jingle jangle of change in my pocket -- a sound I haven't heard in forever.
Temperance is the key. Twenty dollars has got to last me for a week. How will I handle the sudden impulse to drink? Will I succumb and prove my father right? Will the call of alcohol be all encompassing? I pray I keep a level head on my shoulders as I begin this new chapter in my life. I am almost giddy with excitement and anticipation.