• claloula posted a new activity comment 17 hours, 14 minutes ago

    Well done! And how lovely to be looking after your dad in that way!! xx

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    And no-one wants to face a tooth extraction with a hangover! Day 6 is great – ride the cravings like a wave and they’ll dissipate. Keep going!! x

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    yeah, sleep and the need for it is massive. It clears gradually and then the energy starts to come back. If you can just go with it that’s great – and in early days, just staying alcohol free is enough… good on you !

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Woah! Congrats 🙂 That’s brilliant. D. 442 here and likewise, was a highly functioning alcoholic until it stopped and I was a non-functioning one – it’s amazing have the calm back. Even though things are still tricky and life isn’t perfect, it is better. There is not one decision I’ve made that was a better one for being drunk and plenty that were…[Read more]

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    All love and strength to you and yours, lovely! xx

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Thanks x

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    I’m not sure what’s opening up! I’ve just trained as in suicide postvention too so am keen to try and bring all of it together somehow! We’ll see xx

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    I’m an academic, I guess -I’ve been a lecturer in French at various places, but when my last job ran out and because of having enough of grumpy professors (and a whole load of gender inequality where I was working) decided to go back to school and did the MA in refugee care – it’s been wonderful, involved a placement working with asylum seekers etc…

    • I remember you writing about that now. Will you work in that field now?

    • I’m not sure what’s opening up! I’ve just trained as in suicide postvention too so am keen to try and bring all of it together somehow! We’ll see xx

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, lovely xx

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Aw! Thanks – it’s a relief more than anything and true, I was, in the absence of anything pressing to do, thinking I could go out and get smashed – it was really fleeting, but you’re right, it’s like a latent trace. Fancy flowers sounds a lovely idea. The yoga was fab (even if I was leapt upon by a doggie mid relaxation) xx

  • claloula posted an update 3 weeks ago

    Coucou fellow sober warriors D.431- I’ve finished my MA, honestly it has been so protracted for various reasons but I got the dissertation in finally. It was tough work too, based on work I did in the aftermath of a major fire in London and I was a bit overwhelmed by the end. Have been feeling really tired and a bit off ever since, but it’s good…[Read more]

    • Mrs D replied 3 weeks ago

      hey congrats!! I remember when I finished my MA and it really was such a high! Funny that we still have those urges to ‘celebrate’ in the old ways.. but a nice restorative yoga class sounds lovely.. and maybe a huge bunch of fancy flowers or some such?! Good on you! x

      • Aw! Thanks – it’s a relief more than anything and true, I was, in the absence of anything pressing to do, thinking I could go out and get smashed – it was really fleeting, but you’re right, it’s like a latent trace. Fancy flowers sounds a lovely idea. The yoga was fab (even if I was leapt upon by a doggie mid relaxation) xx

    • Congratulations, @claloula! That’s an achievement worth celebrating for sure 🙂

    • Well done!!! Now are you so over qualified employers will be suspicious? (I get a bit of that).
      What is your desired job – or are you in it and have been studying anyway? Been there, done that with babies ARRRRGGGHHHHH

      • I’m an academic, I guess -I’ve been a lecturer in French at various places, but when my last job ran out and because of having enough of grumpy professors (and a whole load of gender inequality where I was working) decided to go back to school and did the MA in refugee care – it’s been wonderful, involved a placement working with asylum seekers etc…

        • I remember you writing about that now. Will you work in that field now?

        • I’m not sure what’s opening up! I’ve just trained as in suicide postvention too so am keen to try and bring all of it together somehow! We’ll see xx

    • Congratulations!

  • claloula posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    D414 – whoop! I remember hitting 14 and thinking two weeks was amazing – it was the longest I’d been alcohol free since I was 17 I think and those early days involved a lot of sleep – when just staying sober was enough for the day. There are occasionally tiny moments when I feel like that again – but I’m so much happier on tea! Mum (I’m still…[Read more]

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    That’s wonderful Jessi! Well done – this place is one of such beautiful humanity, I find. xx

  • claloula posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Love to all you lovely NZ people, I can’t imagine how you must be feeling – but I do know how safe that part of the world feels, so the shock must be terrible, to have hatred so close and so manifest. After the fire at Grenfell, the muslim community response was extraordinary, we were at an event commemorating that recently and it was all framed…[Read more]

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    ❤️

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, and also in no small way to this wonderful place xx

  • claloula posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    My lovely fellow sober warriors, today is day 400! I can’t imagine how I’ve got here. It’s amazing, but also tricky – I still get quite anxious. Was just last night away at a training weekend and everyone was getting quite enthusiastic about wine (and G and Ts – teachers, especially) and I decided to go to bed early – I didn’t feel under any…[Read more]

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Awesome!! And yes, the mental space taken up with planning, hangover calculation was bonkers – it’s such a relief to live without it. Yalla towards the 1000!!

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Happy birthday!

  • claloula posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    It’s amazing!! Thanks @suek xxx

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