Losing Count – Day 110 or 111

Life after 100 days is pretty good. There have been no fireworks or ‘Aha’ moments. Just more relaxed. Getting ready to write today I realised I didn’t know what day I was on. That was a first for me as I ALWAYS know what day I am on! I have obsessively aimed towards all my milestones. 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 60 days, 90 days and eventually to 100 days! The main difference I feel now after achieving my 100 days, is that my obsessive thinking about not drinking and counting days has significantly diminished. Probably because I’ve reached my initial goal. I feel like I am living in the moment and just getting on with life in general more now.

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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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What Next? – Day 91

I had my last drink on March 31st 2016 so by the end of today I will be 3 months sober.

Even though 3 months isn’t a massive amount of time in the grand scheme of things. I do feel like I have come a long way since my Day 1. I’m starting to get to know myself better. Through all my sober firsts, I’m learning to live my life properly and deal with occasions and situations sober. It isn’t always easy but the more I do it the better equipped I feel the next time.

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Mood Swings – Day 29

I am, and have been, in a bit of a funk these past 2 days. Which is a bit ironic after writing my super determined and optimistic last post. Work and family life have been quiet and that has given me the opportunity to read and blog more. This has definitely helped me, thank you my sober blogging friends :-).

I came across an article about PAWS (Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms) the other day and have been reading up on it.

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A New Beginning – Day 1 – 4

Well, I’m a newbie to this blogging world but after weeks of reading other people’s blogs and their journeys getting sober and more importantly staying sober, I think this could be what I need to do.

5 months ago, I gave up alcohol. Unfortunately, it only lasted 7 weeks. I stupidly thought I was cured; I’ll just be a social drinker now. How wrong I was… you see, when I drink, I cannot stop.

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