Hello! I'm a working mom of 3 who used to drink a bottle of wine every night to reward myself for getting through another long day of life. After a few trial breaks from alcohol, I'm realizing a how much booze and chronic hangovers take away from my ability to live life to the fullest. I love waking up clear headed after a good nights rest, without feelings of shame over drinking, and having the energy to really be present and participate in life (not just watch it go by, in a haze, wine glass in hand). I'm early in the sobriety process and hoping some online support will help me in the journey.
You’re doing fantastic!! Just look forward, not back. All of the days you have spent sober mean something, even if they are not consecutive. You know the path to be on, and its easier to find your way because you have experience and wisdom. Good luck with the kiddos!! I about killed mine over the long weekend! =) xox
“Another gift of sobriety is discovering the magic of having an open heart”… I love that!! What a gift you are giving to yourself and those around you by showing up in your honest and authentic self, Miss Freedom. xox
Hi there @aimless! You are in good company. Many of us here are function at high levels and have learned how to hide the alcohol abuse from everyone around us. That’s why we can’t go off of our friends/family who say – you’re fine! They don’t live in our heads or understand how much we think about drinking and planning when we will drink next,…[Read more]
I’m a little anxious because theres a lot of work to do for ID and drinking was a reward for me in the past and it gave a false illusion of belonging. I’m having some big feelings and performance anxiety at present so need to keep planning my safe exits.
Morning friends!! Last night I had a horrific dream that I got black-out drunk at a wedding, and my husband was furious with me. I felt so ashamed and miserable and just kept apologizing. My feelings and remorse was so vivid that I woke up thinking “did I drink last night?”.. thank God I didn’t. 10 day away from triple digits and this was a…[Read more]
Triple digits coming up, yeah!! oxoxxo Sorry about that drinking dream…had those….they can feel rather disturbing. Extra gentleness with yourself today…..and may the memory of this dream fade asap. oxoxoxox
Hi Mary! Great job on starting with a more manageable goal (like Dry January) and building from there. My original goal was 100 days sober (inspired by the amazing Belle, and her blog tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com , check that out for inspiration and she even offers to be your personal sober pen pal!!). After finishing that I got a little…[Read more]
Thanks for the shout, Loop!! Great to hear things are good and I’m so happy and proud of you for plugging in with in-person support so you can enjoy sober fun in your community!! How is your son doing? Doing any yoga at all? I just signed up for a new studio but have only gone once. I have been seriously thinking about popping into a few AA…[Read more]
I think you will find everyone here is really quite friendly and supportive. We all have this alcohol- thing in common that brings us together and its nice to have a place to be open and honest about our struggles, and to learn from each other. Keep posting and you will see what I mean!! =)
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