If like me you are facing your first sober Christmas you might be feeling a little bit apprehensive. For me it feels like the final hurdle as I approach my one year sober anniversary on January 1st.
I’ve noticed that one of my main triggers for thinking about drinking is when I feel like everyone is having a special ‘treat’ and I feel left out, this is a huge thing at Christmas where there seems to be a special drink for almost every part of the day.
It’s been a pretty crazy month for me, i’ve passed my 200th sober day. I’ve been to my first sober wedding and my first sober festival. One I found so hard it nearly broke me and the other filled me with so much sober joy I nearly cried with happiness in a field! What can I say except that sober life certainly has it’s ups and downs but i’m trying to teach myself to go with the flow. Here’s all my favourite sober stuff this month. Continue reading →
It’s June! It’s five months (151 days to be precise) since I quit drinking and lots of things have changed. I’ve lost half a stone and dyed my hair orange! I started sleeping properly for the first time in years. I turned into a yoga obsessed book worm. Most importantly i’m happy and my mental health is massively improved. (Although I must admit it’s been a bit all over the place for the last week.) Continue reading →
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