Tag: alcohol-use-disorder

  • Solve the Puzzle of Self Love

    Sobriety and life right now feels to me like I’m building a giant puzzle. I had some pieces to start but didn’t know where they belonged or how they would fit. I felt unsure, nervous and even terrified of ruining the puzzle or losing the pieces, but I started building it anyways. More pieces started […]

  • Everything I Needed to Go Sober I Learned Teaching Preschool

    I’m a preschool teacher. A newly sober preschool teacher who stopped indulging in “wine time” when my drinking slid from concerning, to alarming. I’ve been noticing as I write my way through my second year sober that the first months of my sober journey followed the curriculum I teach at school pretty closely. We start […]

  • Celebrate A SOBER Super Bowl Sunday

    Are you enjoying life with two free hands instead of one wrapped around a drink? Congratulations! Alcohol-free is freedom! When I was drinking I could not imagine a Sober Super Bowl Sunday. I’d spend the game yelling at the tv, and the more I drank the louder I got. Then I’d end up embarrassed the […]

  • How Quitting Alcohol Changed Me – Perspective from 11 Months Sober

    Today I am 11 months sober. That’s a big deal ! 11 months of change since I quit alcohol. I think I’m starting to get closer to that vision of myself I’ve had for so long, but was never able to maintain. I had many years of thinking I might have an issue with drinking and […]

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