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!
Talk about crap TV, I’m sitting on the sofa watching I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia. Dog is slumbering at my feet. Family is all in bed. I’m really tired but can’t be bothered going to bed (don’t you hate that?!) Feeling just so grateful to be sober lately what with everything that has been going on. I’ve been reflecting a lot on how different life would be, how different I would be if I hadn’t quit drinking 7 1/2 years ago. How would I deal with grief? With parenting teenagers? With stresses and strains? With everything! Goodness only knows, and thankfully I’ll never have to know because I will never ever ever touch shit alcohol ever again. Who’s with me?! x
No less crap on TV here in the state either. But it’s certainly easier to turn the infomercials off when sober, rather than run (stumble) for the credit card. I am SSSOOOOOO with you on this! Nope no more akcky here.
I’m in too! I just recently found your blogs and books. I cannot tell you what a difference you’ve made for me. I’m not sure I related to anyone until I read your book So glad to have found this community. I don’t post much but knowing it’s here with all the members makes a huge difference to me