I find staying sober not at all difficult now but my tolerance for others drinking in my general vicinity is dwindling. I have a clear view of how destructive and useless the whole drinking thing is now, and it’s hard to watch the ones we love messed up by it.
What a good dog mama you are to be so responsive and kind to get up with the restless one. I agree being sober never gets old! And when we were drinking we would have slept through our dog needing us early in the morning. Sober is better for everyone, furry friends and all! =)
Up early myself. DIL and three grandkids over for the night, so I turned in early in self defense thinking ahead to their possible early rising. Slept like a rock until 5, then couldn’t get back to sleep. Made the coffee and got to the bakery at 6AM, we have an amazing little bakery here in our small town. DIL left for work at the hospital by…[Read more]
Here’s an idea for all us sober people cruising into Christmas (or other types of family holidays.) Why not write ourselves a gift certificate?
Here’s mine. Feel free to write yours in the comments.
For Sue: I give you the gift of staying clear and calm and sober this year. You can go to bed every night feeling good that you looked after your…[Read more]
Here is mine – For Amy: I give you the gift of not needing to feel like you have to explain why you aren’t drinking alcohol. Just because you aren’t drinking alcohol, it doesn’t mean that you have to explain your personal life decisions to every Tom, Dick, and Harry that might inquire. If the question comes in a package of…[Read more]
@Daisy, one thing that really helped me stick with sobriety was writing down every day at least three things that I was glad or grateful about being sober that day. Sometimes it was little things like a decent sleep or saving $20 not buying booze. Other times it was a big thing like waking up feeling good about myself instead of hating myself. I…[Read more]
Hi @jo14, I’ve just popped back here too after a long time away… like you still sober. Nice to see you again. I realise when I come here how much I love and appreciate all the amazing people in this community. And yes, those “maybe just one” thoughts are persistent lies. Swat them away like annoying flies!
It’s been an age since I’ve been here and the whole place has been through a gorgeous renovation… looks and feels amazing. Thanks for the shout-out @morgan and @mrs-d. Heading into my seventh sober Christmas this year. Once, I did not imagine that could be possible. But i’m telling you, from this distance, a sober Christmas is way superior to a…[Read more]
Hi there! Maybe your best ways to approach a booze drenched season would be nice. Even after four years free, I still have little moments of hell, give in, have a champagne, what’s the harm? AND I will seem more normal, not odd, or OMG, she’s got a P.R.O.B.L.E.M.
Are you in the snow over there?
Hi @morgan, yes I’m in Nova Scotia and you’ve woken me from hibernation! Thank you. Looking forward to checking out the new site. @gilligan5323 I’m in the Annapolis valley. If you want to connect at any point let mrs D know and she can give you my email address.
Oh @suek lovely to see you back here – I have just republished your ‘Sober First Aid Kit’ post and it got a great response… SUCH a wonderful idea. How are you my friend? Sending love and hugs xxx I will hook you and @gilligan5323 up via email now xx
I used to sit beside someone at work who farted freely. I kept a bottle of aromatherapy spray on my desk and would follow his farts with a good healthy spritz into the air. “What’s that smell?” he’d say. “Just my menopause spray! Nothing to worry about.” (He never stopped!)
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