Category: Sober Perspective

I am NOT the Lie Alcohol Had Me Believing I Was

When I was drinking I was in a very dark place. At first, the darkness was a quiet place that I craved. I allowed the darkness to consume me, even welcomed it at times, because I thought I had control of it. But before long I lost control and was completely buried by alcohol’s hold

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Who am I and what is next ? – Embracing Empathy in my Third Sober Year

Sun Shining through Tree

I am over 2 1/2 years alcohol-free and I feel frustrated. While living AF is the great new normal for me the question in my third sober year is what is next? I want more. I have gratitude for my sobriety and for everyone who has helped me along the way. I have no desire

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Alcohol Kept Me Small – Thoughts on Becoming O.K. or Recovery Through Forgiveness

I am 8 months sober today and could not be happier with my decision. I started a new job and am having trouble learning how to balance a 40 hour work week with being a mom. Still, I am so thankful. I know if I were still drinking I would have never applied to this

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Creating the Journey – It’s in Your Hands

Crumpled paper to paper airplain- creating the journey alcohol-free

I really never thought I could stop drinking after 30 years of daily alcohol excess. I’ve had periods where I’ve drunk less ( less meaning about 6 units on weekday nights!!) but the nightly drinking was still constant even then. Over my entire 30-year drinking career, I have done one Dry January and have had

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