I used to be a boozy housewife guzzling wine like it was going out of fashion and now I'm quite the opposite - very happily sober! What a turnaround. My sobriety date is September 6, 2011. I set up this site in August, 2014 in conjunction with 2 NZ Govt Agencies .. and with their ongoing support we are fortunate that this site remains free and safe for all. I manage all the content here (writing blog posts, Sober Stories, mocktail recipes etc) and supervise our team of volunteer Community Moderators. You can get hold of me any time by notifying me in the feed (@mrs-d) or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm also active on Facebook (Mrs D Is Going Without), Twitter (@mrsdalcoholfree) and Instagram (@mrs_d_alcoholfree) and I have two books out about my recovery. 'Mrs D Is Going Without' tells the story of how I quit and 'Mrs D Is Going Within' tells the story of how I developed lasting tools to help me live sober long term. I also write a sober blog called Mrs D Is Going Without which you can find at (www.livingwithoutalcohol.blogspot.com). Great to have you here with us!
Hi gang well I got a call a few days ago from the company I’d been contracting at recently, asking if I could come back again for a few weeks as they are yet to get their new team up and running (and the other contractor who came in after me got another job and had to leave).. so here I am back at work today! Have to admit it felt quite nice getting up to go to work on a Monday morning.. and it will be very nice when I get paid! $$$ So I am back to being busier for a wee while, but that is ok. Am back in control of my food after a few weeks of binging again, so that is making me feel good. And I am practicing mindfulness quite a lot right now as there is some stressful stuff bubbling away for us in various quarters. But as always staying SOBER is my number 1 life hack and that, my friends, is a given. Goodness knows what I’d be like if I was juggling this busy, tricky life of mine while also simultaneously pouring a crap ton of wine down my throat. So, so, so, grateful to have that stuff gone. Day 2586 according to my little yellow counter which is just over 7 years. Hooray! x
Congrats Mrs D on the job and on 7 years of super sobriety! I am always blown away by this community, the support, shared experiences, ups and downs, have never come across anything quite like, it has been an integral part of my journey so just wanted to say thank you for setting it up xx