I'm a Mum of 3, wife, amazing friend and I work mostly from home in a really rewarding field. I have overcome some hard shit in my life, including opiate addiction and severe depression. Now I love to garden and I live in a beautiful part of the country. Mostly I'm living the dream. Except I used to drink. A lot. It was hurting me.. A while ago my profile said this "I cannot imagine a life without alcohol." Now I feel free :)
Day 8 and all that alcohol is almost totally out of my system! Tonight I go to Ch Ch to visit my sick Mum for a few days. That will be fine sober as I just want to focus on my time with her and I have lots of friends and family in Ch Ch who’s lives don’t revolve around the drink. A break from family life and routine will also be nice. Friday night last night and a bit of a niggle to drink but nothing serious. Husband had a couple of glasses, usually we would hit it Friday, but I felt at peace and free of that. Kids seem more settled and I am finding myself more engaged in their wee conversations, I actually feel interested, rather than just going through the motions.