Day 70: Broken Record in my Head, “YOU NEED TO LEARN SELF-CARE!”

If I’m ever going to survive becoming a sober person, I know that I have to learn self-care. It is absolutely essential that I figure out how to make time for me. I realize that alcohol plays for me, like it does for so many others, a role in giving myself an excuse to takeContinue reading “Day 70: Broken Record in my Head, “YOU NEED TO LEARN SELF-CARE!””

Day 65: No Drunk Stranger’s Crashing In My House!

I hadn’t even looked to see how many days I’ve been on my sobriety journey thus far in the past few weeks. I haven’t come here to write. I haven’t gone to my social network community at Boom to check in. I haven’t read any sobriety articles or blogs, or watched any podcasts. I haven’tContinue reading “Day 65: No Drunk Stranger’s Crashing In My House!”

Day 36: Now I Have A New Motivation to Stay Sober

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been here. I ended up in a slump for awhile. Riding lots of insomnia. Had lots of frustration and anxiety filled days and numerous moments of near relapses, but I’ve maintained my sobriety from both alcohol and smokes. I couldn’t believe it when I hit the Day 30Continue reading “Day 36: Now I Have A New Motivation to Stay Sober”

Day: 17 A List to Remind Me Why I Don’t Want to Drink Anymore

Who else has done something stupid, said something stupid after drinking? Yeah, me too! More times than I can count and every time, I’d say to myself, “Never again!” But it didn’t last for long; by that evening or the next day, I’d be ready to dive in again. I lived for the moment IContinue reading “Day: 17 A List to Remind Me Why I Don’t Want to Drink Anymore”

Day 15: Surviving A Holiday Sober

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace, which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 I caught myselfContinue reading “Day 15: Surviving A Holiday Sober”

Grateful For My Sober Weekend

For me, the main thing I’m grateful for, has been making it through most of my second weekend sober, so far. I’m grateful for feeling a little more in control of myself and my life, although I’ve definitely got some issues with anxiety, in general. I’m grateful for being here, sharing my feelings when IContinue reading “Grateful For My Sober Weekend”

Day 8: My Second Week & A Few Email Resources

In case you don’t have much time, let me start off before we get into my spewing of words that are usually too long-winded, to share a few sobriety resources that I get delivered to my inbox that I find comforting to see peppered throughout my mail covering all sorts of sobriety topics or personalContinue reading “Day 8: My Second Week & A Few Email Resources”

Old Photos and Sleepless Nights

I don’t know about you, but trying to quit drinking sure can do a number on your sleep. I’ve been thinking I was going to start having the perfect night of sleep sans alcohol starting seven days ago. It’s been a tumultuous battle each night since then. While I’m sure this will level out atContinue reading “Old Photos and Sleepless Nights”