I am a forty something, happily married mum of two. On 31 March 2016, after many failed attempts over several years, I finally quit drinking. I started this blog during my second month without alcohol.
Now in December 2016,I am approaching 9 months without a drink.
Stopping drinking has changed my life. I am happier and less anxious. I have more time which I fill with reading, spending time with Mr So and our two daughters, and of course, blogging. I have also become a bit of an exercise fanatic with spinning classes being my current favourite. I am better at my job, at being a wife and as a mother, My brain works! I have been on two sober holidays and had a fantastic time. I am starting to socialise again. I am reaching out in real life and in 2017 I am going to start a support group for women choosing sobriety. Women like me.
This blog has progressed from a perspective on the process of getting sober to my account of getting to know the new, sober me.
Update – I cant believe at has been a year since I updated this page. As 2017 draws to a close I am approaching 21 months sober. My women’s group, Club Sober is up and running and I have about a dozen members. I am taking a counselling skills course. I have my wonderful “sober sister”, Lily, and my mental health is transformed. No doubt it has been hard and I still have days when I really struggle, when I feel bored and fed up and muse about what it would be like to be able to drink in moderation but I have accepted that that’s not an option for me.
So if you are where I was almost 2 years ago. If you have that voice whispering in your ear that perhaps you have a problem with drinking, if you know you really need to stop, get in touch and don’t suffer alone.
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