About five years ago I realized that my wine o’ clock routine was no longer an indulgence but a “ball and chain”. I could stop drinking for a week here and there but once I started again the cycle renewed. Days began with a vow “never to drink again“ but ended with a “well deserved“,
Category: Sober Inspiration
People world wide carry out normal every day lives without booze alongside people who drink. They are not bored stupid every night. They have friends. They go out. They drink liquids. Yes. I know. This came as a shock to me also in the beginning. The reality is that addictive substances lie. They convince you, you can’t live without them. The media and advertising are on their team and tell you the same. But the reality is that while it can feel weird, stressful, uncomfortable, lonely and a bunch of other emotions at once, after a time AF, you find your ‘new normal’. And…. brace yourself for the next shocking revelation… you CAN enjoy this lifestyle.
18%. 18 days into my 100 day challenge. 18 days is the longest I’ve gone without alcohol since I can remember – probably 6 or 7 years, to be honest. This time I feel I understand, really “get it”, why alcohol can no longer be a part of my life. It does nothing to enhance
This is a post that I wrote in my fourth alcohol free month . The other a day a friend told me that when she was young she drank to “ magnify the beauty of life”. That really struck me because that is exactly what I thought when I was young. When I drank with
Early this week we had one day of spring before the rain clouds rolled in and I was so pleased to find that after over a year alcohol free, tipping my face to the hot sun felt simply lovely without triggering the desire for a cold glass of white wine. Freedom is bliss! Good Sunday