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Self Care Does Not Come in a Bottle – A Newly Sober Mum Reflects on Loving Living Alcohol Free
100 straight alcohol-free days! My first 100 days of change completed and I am a sober mum! I feel I have found my momentum and I’m rolling with it. Words can’t actually describe how I feel but I cannot forget how dark my life felt before – darkness deep in my soul because of alcohol. […]
Un-Drowning – Rising Up From a Legacy of Alcohol Addiction
My mom was a great lady. Fiercely independent, she could stretch my dad’s paycheck to feed their 7 children, as well as embrace foster children when they needed shelter. She was quick and witty and funny. Mom sewed clothes for us, and we felt so blessed to have her make us special clothes. She made […]
Dear Alcohol – Good Bye
Dear alcohol. I was introduced to you through teenage romanticism; my friend died and I jumped straight into your chasm. You were there when family was not; you comforted me, as I melted into an afterthought. You gave me the means when I needed to escape; while I was just a child, one that someone […]
Mapping out 110 days Alcohol Free – BOOM!
This is a map from drunk to sober. A map that I drew along the way with help from the people here. Today I am 50 years old and 110 days alcohol-free ! 110 days without a hangover. 110 days sober and holding fast. Not even the Covid19 lockdown could break my stride. I had […]