I’m my early days of sobriety I was struggling. Single parenting sober, trying desperately to meet all the demands of two small children while going through some real Huge emotions, working at a country club and being surrounded by alcohol on a daily basis…I just needed to not be needed. I was feeling overwhelmingly vulnerable
My beautiful better half told me recently that I should go on a hiatus from being alcohol free in the summer, so that I could drink white wine with him on our long summer nights. Although I did have one day off, I’m not taking a hiatus; I’m still firmly on the alcohol free wagon.
It’s easy to romanticize drinking, even if you have found that you love being sober. That elegant image of a beautiful woman relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of a long hard day is everywhere. Actually, a woman confidently slugging back an entire bottle of wine because she deserves it, is normalized
My six year old has been watching my habits change with curiosity since I stopped drinking alcohol. He’s been wanting to be included in the positive change he sees in me so he’s asked if he can drink sparkling water and seltzer’s with me every night. While I don’t mind if he has it sometimes,