As of the 26th of November 2018 It’s been a week since my last drink. What started out as a two week break from booze has turned into a decision to cut it out of my life. I got to the second day of no booze and realised I felt relief that I wasn’t experiencing any withdrawal symptoms, instead of being pleased I suddenly felt a gut wrenching terror that I was worried I would have those symptoms. It’s prompted an honest assessment of myself and my relationship with Alcohol. And the steady slide over the last years that has made it into a habit I want to break. So Prelimarly I’m cutting it out of my life for a year, but I have the feeling i’m wanting it gone for good. I’m just not brave enough to say it at this point in time. I guess I want to prove to myself I can even make it to a year before committing myself to forever.
Day 121 af 🙂 feeling really blessed and happy atm. A few weeks til my first nephew or niece is born! Spring is kicking in so it’s a really busy time at work (I’m a gardener) it’s so nice to be in amongst nature as it wakes from its wintery sleep. And to see it with a clear mind is incredible… i’m only four months into my af journey and yet alr…[Read more]
Day 121!! Way to go! And what an exciting time to welcome your niece or nephew so soon!
oxoxox You will make one terrific aunt and your role will become special in their lives. That’s a real legacy right there….plus, sober aunts are way more fun anyways! 🙂
That is so amazing! Keep your eye on the biggest prize 🙂 and don’t listen to that wine witch! 5 years is an amazing achievement! But bigger still is how much you’ve turned your life around 🙂 keep going! You are an inspiration!
Day 98, I was waiting till I hit day 100 before updating but I suddenly had a thought whilst I was walking my dog this morning and I wanted to share it. I used to count each day as an achievement for something I Hadn’t participated in, but somethings switched in my mind recently and it just hit me this morning, that i was now counting the Days d…[Read more]
I am a gardener 🙂 i’m not old I’ve been gardening since I was 14 and I can safely say that it is always the thing that calms my mind, I literally can’t actually garden without starting to feel at peace with myself 😉 so I definitely recommend it for everyone! 🙂 it’s great that you’re getting a handle on self care! 🙂 I might try some of the ot…[Read more]
Day 84 of being Sober, this weekend was a big one for me as My wife and I traveled up to Scotland to spend time with my siblings and their wives. We had an absolute blast all together, I found myself struggling slightly on the Saturday due to spending the majority of it in a pub watching the rugby. I actually had a dream on Saturday night that I…[Read more]
Day 70 for me 🙂 really settled into the process now and enjoying the journey. This weekend we had my brother in law come to stay, being the hostess I was in charge of food and drinks, which meant buying some beer and wine for him, and also serving it when we had my folks over. I wasn’t tempted in the slightest as I made sure I had some nice s…[Read more]
“Settled into the process and enjoying the journey.” I LOVE this. It’s such a great time. The majority of your energy is no longer spent fighting the cravings and you can now watch the beauty unfold as you discover the gifts of sobriety. Well done.
Wow gosh that sounds like a close brush with death for all your family! I’m so glad you’re all ok!!! I’ve been the same as you in terms of how easy i’ve found giving up alcohol! The way I view is that I need to be even more careful because the thought could easily slip in that “well if it’s this easy then maybe I don’t have a problem” whic…[Read more]
Thanks! Good to find someone with a similar experience too. I’m finding writing a blog (it’s online but I don’t expect anyone to read it) helps me to not only stay accountable if I need to, it also charts where things were, and where they were heading. I am NEVER going back to that, anc I’m actually loving being sober. It’s liberating, tbh. And…[Read more]
Day 50!!! I’m so stoked about this! It’s becoming my new normal which is amazing. For all you ladies and gents just starting your sober journey! Please stick with it! I’m only a month or so ahead of you in terms of time but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt it is So worth the struggle! And it does get better! My mind isn’t even going t…[Read more]
Don’t give in!! You got this @cleareyes, I find it helps to picture how I would feel the next day. Both if I gave in AND if I didn’t. The feelings of guilt and regret compared to the sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that i’d faced up to my demons that night and won.
40 days sober! Just passed my first major test, weekend with my brother and his girlfriend, both are fairly big drinkers. Also went for drinks with my wife’s father. In front of most of my family I have been very honest about my break in drinking, but for my brother I didn’t want to draw attention to it. Purely because I wasn’t sure how they would…[Read more]
No need to tell anyone if you don’t feel like it. I think early on we consider telling others because it’s constantly on our minds. It’s a huge thing in our lives, so the tendency is to want to talk about it. No rush. Well done, Narley.
I know it sounds weird but Himalayan salt baths got me through the first two weeks of my sobriety, Especially great for actually De-stressing after a busy day at work. Also if you’re married or have a partner a nice head massage is SO relaxing in the evening, if they are happy to accommodate you which mine thankfully is 😉 well done for making i…[Read more]
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