I Would Kick Ass in a Zombie Apocalypse – Day 1275

At the moment I am binge watching ‘The Walking Dead’ from the beginning. Yes, I know I’m 10 years behind everyone else. Better late than never eh. Anyway, I’m absolutely loving it and cannot help thinking I would truly kick ass and be one of the survivors myself if this happened in real life.

The main reason I think this, is because I’m sober! How many people do you think would run for the bottle; have a few beers to cope or shots to give them ‘Dutch Courage’? I know loads of people who would do just that. However, I do not think that would help them, but rather slow them down and cloud their judgement, don’t you?

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Sober Hubby – Day 884

Hubby is giving up alcohol <gasp>

Mr Mac is not a huge drinker. 2-3 beers on a weekend and maybe 1-2 beers through the week. Absolutely nothing like the daily drinking I was doing. You might say ‘why give up then’? but the question playing on his mind is rather why can’t he give up? If he drinks ‘responsibly’. That is, within the recommended 14 units per week here in UK. Why is it such a struggle to stop altogether? Now, that is the question isn’t it!

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Free Time! – Day 863

OMG it’s been three months since I last wrote. I have wanted to write many times, but I never did. Even when I had a crappy day, I’ve just got through it, though I KNEW I would have felt better if I just blogged.

What’s that all about eh? This blog is mine, to vent, rant, whine or celebrate anything and everything I want. For some reason, even when I want to blog, I’m hesitant. Like I’m not worthy or something. I seriously need to not over think stuff and just do it.

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Two Years – Day 730

Back when I was 7 months sober, I met a woman who was nearing 2 year sober anniversary. I remember thinking “she’s a proper sober person”. Now here I am 2 years sober myself, I guess I’m a proper sober person now!

When I was drinking, I wasn’t living. My world became so small and lifeless. I am so proud to be sober, everything about my life is better now. My world is bigger, I do more and I’m learning more about myself. Everything is just more!

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Sober and Strong – Day 445

The warmer weather has arrived. This time last year I was about 80 days sober and had not long come back from my first successful sober summer holiday. I remember struggling with the whole warm weather/holiday/beer garden cravings. At the time I had to exercise some serious sober muscles. I drank loads of AF beer, blogged and ate lots of chocolate to cope.

This year by comparison, is so much easier.

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Amazing Hubby – Day 367

I never got a chance to mention this on my Sober Anniversary but Mr Mac surprised me with a lovely card and bar of chocolate. Just to say how proud of me his is. I could have cried (I just about did).

I have mentioned to Mr Mac previously that I would be a year sober on 1st April but I never made a big deal of it. I’m not entirely sure he truly understands how bad my drinking got. There are parts of it I have never fully admitted too, like the hiding of vodka bottles. Though I’m sure he has his suspicions.

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11 Months today!

Just checking in really. Still sober and cannot believe it is 11 months today. My year is so close. Like a lot of you, I feel like I want to do something or treat me self to something for my first sober anniversary. I think I need to give this some serious thought over the next 4 weeks. I have had a few moments of “is this forever?”. But I believe this is because my year is so close, not because I actually want a drink. I think it is the Wine Witch giving it one last push to trick me into having a drink.

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Doing it Sober is WAY Easier – Day 298

I have returned to work. The early mornings are not as bad as I thought. In fact I’m quite enjoying sneaking out the house before everyone is up. The drive is peaceful and a good time to prepare myself for the day ahead.

I’m conscious about staying positive and not letting myself get overwhelmed. At work I am taking the training and help on offer. This is something I would not have done in the past because I’d tell myself I should be able to handle everything. Work is going surprisingly well and I feel calm and proud of myself.

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Thank You Bloggersphere – Day 249

This Bloggersphere is amazing. On Friday, I felt very emotional and low. I had no one to talk to, so I wrote my post hoping that writing about my day would help me feel better. What I didn’t expect was all your comments of kindness and support. Sharing your own experiences with me, made me feel less alone and much stronger. Even though we all come from different parts of the world, I feel like I can truly relate to each one of you and I want to say a big Thank You – You all need to come live in England (UK).

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