Ari Lennox is celebrating a major accomplishment with her fans online. Today (July 25), the soulful singer revealed she is seven months sober.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Lennox opened up about her journey to reaching the huge milestone. “That’s a lot of sober flights — a lot of sober conversations. A lot of facing things raw and head on,” the R&B star said about the number of sober months she has under her belt so far. “Honestly, I don’t know what will happen when I reach a year sober. [I] don’t know if sobriety is forever or not, but I can’t imagine going back to how things were.”
The 32-year-old “Waste My Time” performer revealed one incident that occurred before she became sober was her passing out inside an airport. But now, “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. I have less anxiety socially, and when I’m ready to go, I go,” she noted.
This year, Lennox has been busy with embarking on her tour and entertaining fans across the nations with performances at festivals like Lovers and Friends Fest. In her post, the Dreamville Records signee mentioned how much she realized she isn’t the best traveler by herself, and accepting help has been a game changer for her. “So now I have help, and that helps,” Lennox continued. “Having help is OK. I like waking up with no hangover or embarrassment.”
She shared, “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… There’s the moment the liquor stops numbing, and you’re chasing that feeling to no avail, and you wake to see the problems of life still there,” the “Pressure” singer added before ending her message with, “Love you all so much.”