The Little Things – Day- 103

Just a quick post to say, I had a fantastic weekend away with the family. Camping is hard work; how did I ever do it while drinking? I have never been so grateful for being sober as I was this past weekend.

Camping equates to. Late nights, sleeping on the floor and being woken at 4am by my daughter who assumed it was morning. Not to mention all the equipment you bring and the setting up of the tent etc. Phew. I tell you something though, it was the easiest camping I have done in years due to being sober. I slept better (what little sleep I had lol), my head wasn’t pounding in the morning, no middle of the night wee trips and no tripping over guide ropes drunk!

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At Peace – Day 98

I’m feeling better since my last post. I am definitely bracing the future and not dwelling on the past. I have things good and if a memory from my past pops up to haunt me well, I’ll embrace it and remind myself of who I am now. Without all my alcohol related incidents, decisions, memories would I be the person I am now? Would I be able to marvel at how amazing being sober is? I doubt Normie’s even think about how amazing it is.

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Party Girl – Day 75

Last weekend was my Sister’s, ‘80’s themed’ 40th Birthday Party. Me, hubby and the kids got dressed up, 80’s style, and drove over to her house. I was prepared. I was armed with AF beer for me and Hubby (hubby just didn’t fancy a drink that night) We brought the car, so I had an escape plan and I’d pre-warned hubby that we would not stay late.

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Reflection – Day 70

The days are passing very quickly now. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was painstakingly counting my early days of sobriety, wishing them to go faster, so I could get more alcohol-free days under my belt. I also used to clock watch continuously, especially during ‘Wine O’ Clock’. In the first month of sobriety I must have been obsessed with time.

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No More Dry Retching for This Girl – Day 50

I wanted to write about what’s good at the moment. Get some things on paper so to speak. So I can look back at my journey and see the good things, as well as the struggles.

On Day 24 I wrote a post called ‘Grateful’ and it makes me smile when I read it. However, there is so much more to be grateful for and many reasons why being sober rules!

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‘Real’ Sober Friends – Day 47

I love all my soberverse friends out there. Finding people from all over the world, going through the same experiences as myself is amazing. and having that connection is just what I need. I’m finding myself spending more and more time, submerging myself into this world. Blogging, commenting, reading and listening. I think I’m spending so much of my spare time in this world because I don’t have any ‘real’ sober friends to talk to. Or perhaps I just don’t feel ready to talk to anyone about my drinking problem who hasn’t got some sort of understanding of what I’m going through.

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A Stressful Day – Day 40

I’m still here and I’m still sober.

Today has been difficult.  Work has been very stressful today. Instead of downing tools when the kids came home, like I usually do. I got fixated on finishing my job. I don’t know why, it just felt like I had to get it finished before I could relax. So, all evening between kids homework, cooking dinner and various bedtime’s, I have been dashing off to do a little bit more work.

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