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!
Lovely tribe. Thank you everyone for being here and being so inspirational. I love reading through the feed. We are gathered as a family now and there is so much love around underneath a huge sadness. Way to know you are alive. We are in a crisis getting ready to say goodbye to a core person but there is much beauty to be found in the process. I am so, so grateful for my solid sobriety and my comfort within the discomfort (if that makes sense). Today is a grand day to be sober xxx
P.s totally makes sense about the comfort in the discomfort so well put , I feel a bit like this today I’m feeling pretty low but just the fact I’m sober gives me a little lift , I know things would feel so much worse if I was sitting here hungover .. you take care lovely lady !!
Much love to you and your family Mrs D. It truly is a grand day to be sober, sadness is free to have its true form when experienced with a clear mind and heart and body and then it can return to being the love it was born to be. Arohanui Mrs D