I live in Auckland with my hubby and two little boys. I have always been a big drinker, since I was a teenager, but it started really getting bad in 2008 after a major life event.
I've been trying to admit to myself that my drinking is a problem for a couple of years now, and giving myself a very hard time in the meanwhile, as I was suffering from depression and anxiety.
Alcohol has helped me humiliate myself, hurt people, and make myself sick.
I am now 1050 days alcohol free, and very happy about that fact. I have so many good reasons to be sober. I have a great job, a beautiful family and home, and I love giving and receiving support on this site.
i reckon it gets progressively easier @julielynn – of course it’s not the same for everyone, and it’s not linear. after a few weeks it feels a bit more manageable, then easier again after a couple months, six months is an important milestone i think, and then a year wow! of course that can be interspersed with more difficult times, stressors…[Read more]
my mum said something similar morgan, and i really do know what you both mean. i’m having similar thoughts about our tangata whenua and our Pacific people – when do we start our national conversation that the oppression and deprivation and colonisation of them is “not us” ?
i still think it’s very important to take the stance that this horror in…[Read more]
I understand (like it that your Mum and I are on the same page 🙂 )
You are right, and put it so clearly. Are you having a rest from study at present? You seem a bit on fire and very sharp in so many ways … good sharp, not spiky 😉
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