The world goes on without you
When you stop drinking, the world goes on. Bachelorette parties will happen, birthday parties, 4th of July, etc. People in bars all over the world will still be drinking and getting drunk. People, and loved ones, may even start drinking in front of you.
It's not easy to see this, especially in early sobriety. I try to remind myself that I would not want to have a glass or two of wine with the girls- I wanted to get hammered on cheap vodka, alone in my apartment, until I blacked out. At the end I did not and could not engage in social drinking.
It can sometimes feel extremely isolating to be around people who aren't sober, who don't get it. Thank god for this online community and for AA.