• Narley posted an update 5 days, 18 hours ago

    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! 🙂

    • Wow congrats on 121 af!!!!!!!!! That’s awesome!!!! What an inspiration. So excited for your new family member to join the world ♡♡♡♡

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    Great job Tim! Feels like just yesterday we were all starting out 🙂 what a difference a few months can make! One Day at a time you got this

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    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!

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    My thoughts are with you and your family and anyone else who might need them. Sending hugs from the uk ❤️

  • Narley posted an update 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    100 days of choosing to live my life free from the chain of alcohol! My body, mind and soul thank me for each passing day!

  • Narley posted an update 4 weeks ago

    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]

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    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]

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Wow reading your post has encouraged me to give it a go 🙂 I have no idea how to meditate though ^^ time to do some googling! 😉

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    @nigel, you have just made the best choice! Take one day at a time, small steps, make sure to celebrate each day! You have totally got this!

  • Narley posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    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]

  • Narley posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    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]

    • That’s really great thinking sending the alcohol away with your guests. That tripped me up in the past. Rockin’ day 70!

    • @Narley that’s awesome news. Keep going … 70 days whoop whoop

      • 70 days is awesome! Im day 29. I too send my guests home with any leftover alcohol after hosting. So refreshing to give it away 😃

    • Fantastic that you have that support, and well done; I haven’t been brave enough to host yet!

    • “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.

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Sorry I don’t really have any words of wisdom or anything just wanted to send you a virtual hug. ((Big Hug)). Stay strong ok

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    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]

  • Narley posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    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]

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    @vodcath that’s amazing! Well done!

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    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.

  • Narley posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    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]

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    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]

  • Narley posted an update 3 months ago

    Merry Christmas everyone!! I’m having a lovely sober Christmas 😉 feeling blessed and happy! Wishing joy to you all today! Have a great sober Christmas Day!

  • Narley posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Happy birthday @embracingsober have an amazing AF 40’s!!

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