It's been over eight years now since I had my last drink, and I still have many moments when I think to myself how grateful I am that I am living sober. Grateful and so, so, so happy to have wine out of my life. Which is really saying something given how much I loved my wines and how much of it I drank over twenty years. I simply love living sober.
I love living sober when I'm tired and emotional.
I love living sober when I'm in the middle of a party.
I love living sober when my inbox is bulging and my to-do list is overwhelming.
I love living sober when I've got complex people around me acting in tricky ways.
I love living sober when I'm at the supermarket and I'm being offered free wine tastings.
I love living sober when I'm scrolling through social media and bullshit booze ads pop up in my feed.
I love living sober when my kids are messing up the kitchen yet again and I'm trying to order their school stationery online and the dog has just vomited on the carpet.
I love living sober when it's the middle of the night and yowling cats have woken me up.
I love living sober when I'm standing in a room full of people talking about addiction and trauma and emotions and real stuff.
I love living sober on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I love living sober at 3am, 9am, midday, 4pm, 9pm and midnight.
I just love living sober.
Mrs D xxx
The supermarket wine samples got me tonight…. but it tasted terrible – maybe I looked a pro when i spat it out??
I read sober blogs but have never commented before. I’m on day 33 and have just heard that a friend has died in a car crash. It’s 5.30pm here in England and all I want to do is drink a bottle of wine to try and take some of the sadness away. I know that it won’t really help so am just gonna try and ride it out. Nearly at the end if your book Mrs D, thank you.
Love this, needed this today.
Thanks for being such a great role model. You’re blazing a trail for a lot of folks who want to be sober but are maybe a bit tentative of what the future holds. Well the future looks pretty damn amazing!!
and I love living sober reading this up early on a Sunday morning Thank God for YOU and starting this warm place.
I’ve had a rough day, and reading this just made my night. No matter what life throws your way, you love doing it sober. I have been feeling horrible all day, l but you know what, instead of feeling down now I just think yes, but I loved doing it all sober!! Thanks XX
Needed to read this today. Thank you ??
Aw!!! @Mrs d. So precious and, possibly without you loving & living sober, I wouldn’t be here loving it either. I say that right? Heh. Cool blog. I especially love being sober in a tricky world–getting thru a crisis is another one in a long list. Xo
Aw!!! @Mrs d. So precious and, possibly without you loving & living sober, I wouldn’t be here loving it either. I say that right? Heh. Cool blog. I especially love being sober in a tricky world–xo
Wow – that is what I really, REALLY hope is a glimpse of my future! It feels like going to outer space would be easier right now – but not impossible!! I got so much out of your books Lotta – and now that I have hit rock bottom; I think I’m ready to change my whole life. I can’t wait to feel how you feel! Remembering back to February 2nd when I fixed everything.