The hardest time of year to stay sober for people who have recently stopped drinking alcohol is the Holiday season. In my first sober December I felt constantly reminded of my not drinking. Everyone seemed to be drinking all the time during the Holiday season and everywhere I looked alcohol was being celebrated. Christmas Cheer!
Feeling a bit lost Who am I now? I have to keep it all together somehow Right, okay Time to paint on a face Is my mask on straight? It’s fine really, funny even I’ll be feeling okay again this evening When it’s me time Kid’s in bed time Down time Wine time I can
There’s been a subtle change I never thought it would happen The desire to relax and unwind At the end of the day?It’s still there and that’s fine But I no longer feel like chilling out with wine There’s no point in it really When the next day I need to be up early clearly
I love being sober because :Without alcohol in my lifeI am less stressedI have a lot more energyI am more patient with my kidsI am funnierThere’s a lot less drama in my life and in my headMy thoughts are finally positivesI am more productiveMy head isn’t fuzzy for days from drinkingI’m nicerI’m more consistentEven when
Simple moments Simple pleasures What is your happy? What do you treasure? For me it’s a lie in Or waking up slowly A cup of tea made for me Crisp winter weather My children’s morning cuddles Snuggled under the covers It’s a chatty phone call from my lovely mother It’s a work meeting cancelled on