A year sober now and my life is transformed. I feel a deep sense of contentment and pride. Oct 2017 7 months done and it's getting easier, more and more normal. I don't drink. I'm not ashamed to be sober, I'm bloody proud. Don't know how I kept going with so many hangovers. It never gets old going to bed sober and waking up fresh.
June 2017 D108 I'm doing it, I'm starting to live the life I've always wanted to. The shame and self loathing has gone and been replaced with a quiet sense of achievement and peace.
March 2017 So, I did 100 days af and then didn't know what i wanted so tried moderation one last time. Mostly I did ok but it made me realise how much happier I was without alcohol in my life so here I am, starting again.2016 Over the last few years I've tried over and over to control my drinking but it's time to accept that I'll never be someone who sips slowly or stops after one or two. I need to stop. I want to be proud, not ashamed of myself and i want to be the best mum i can be. I want my energy and sparkle back.....
what a superstar you are!! You know, I still wear your bracelet all the time (and I’m not just saying that ! 🤗) and look at the message and really feel it throughout the day. Honestly one of the lovliest things I’ve ever been given and a lovely reminder of why I do what I do. Thank you a million and CONGRATULATIONS on today! Hope you have a lovely day planned xxx
@mrs-d Oh Lotta, I’m so pleased. I hoped it would be a source of strength. I will never be able to thank you enough for lighting up the path for me. I don’t think i would have seen it or known that i belonged on it for another decade without your book. It is my favourite book in the world for that reason, it gave me my life back. I realise now that stopping drinking was just the beginning of my journey. I did 2 things today to shake things up a bit. I went to my first AA meeting, cos why not? And i outed myself on Facebook cos it’s time to shed the shame and stop hiding this wonderful thing I’ve done! Love and hugs to you, Caroline xx
Oh H U G E congratulations to you @marmite……a lovely little winner if ever there was one!!! See you on the 29th. House coming along beautifully by the way, had a wee peek, love the stone work, cant wait to see more xx
OMG @marmite that means that I missed my 2 years yesterday! Our son and d-i-l are over for a quick trip from Europe so I have been busy having a good time with them. I think having them here is a wonderful 2 year present. Looking forward so much to meeting up with so many LS people at at the end of the month!
Oh that is fantastic. I’m so happy with you and its been very special sharing the journey with you. I’m bummed I can’t get to the next ChCh gathering but I do get to Christchurch a bit for work this year so maybe I’ll come and visit your pub sometime!.