Giving Up Alcohol and Living Life in Control
When I was about ten years old, I had a bit of a thing for Huey Lewis and the News. One song of theirs, entitled ‘It’s Hip To Be Square’, was my particular favourite. The lyrics reference a hippy of the 1960s deserting his old, free-spirited existence and embracing a yuppie lifestyle instead. As a Sindy-loving, Marks-and-Spencer’s-clad child of the 1980s, I would happily sing along to Huey Lewis as it played on my Sony Walkman. At the time, I had no inkling as to what ‘being square'....Read more. Posted 26th September.
Someone asked me the other day if I missed drinking. It’s a strange question for an ex-drinker to answer because I never really drank because I liked alcohol. I drank because of the way alcohol made me feel. The first few times I ever got drunk, alcohol made me promises that it never kept. Alcohol promised to make me feel comfortable in my own skin. It fulfilled that promise at first, but then very swiftly it stopped. Alcohol then promised me connection, fun, excitement....Read more. Posted 12th September.
Lots of people make light of getting drunk. Getting drunk is not perceived as a terrible thing to do in Western society – as long as it’s done in the right way, within the parameters of acceptability and by nice people, in pleasant surroundings. Without shame, sickness, falling over, fighting, adultery or losing too much control. Without the loss of bodily functions....Read more. Posted 29th August.
As humans, we fall into the category of ‘animals’, although most people tend not to regard themselves as such. We are taught from birth that we are exceptional as a species, that we have the power to control our own destinies and alter the course of the world. And yet, so frequently we run into trouble, slamming up hard against significant mental barriers that prevent us.... Read more. Posted 26th September.
It never occurred to me in a million years that I would be sober at my thirty years anniversary party. That’s a lot of years to be married. An accomplishment to celebrate. With champagne, am I right? Lots and lots of it. I was one of those women who thought about taking a break from alcohol, but....Read more. Posted 15th August.
Day 6 AF.
Sleeping so much better, actually wake up - awake! If that makes sense. I used to wake up and want to go back to sleep for a million years. Now I wake up and am ready to get up and face the day.
I know it is…Continue
Happy Friday everyone.I hope you all have a good weekend,even if you are struggling like me at times.I have not been on much this week as i have had a lot going on and I missed it as I notice that I get a bit low when I am not in more regular…Continue
To those of you who followed Remember December and to those of you would rather forget December or need a new start here is the 2015 monthly challenge. We have a merry band from December and January who are willing to continue into February.Last…Continue
Good Sunday Morning Ladies! I joined Soberistas on May 4th and started a discussion called "New and Scared to Death". I had some ups and downs since May 4th, most notably vacation, which I was very worried about. Let's just say that vacation…Continue
Hi everyone....I've just joined today. I've read and gained so much motivation through all your posts. I can see myself in every one of you.I have come to rock bottom with my drinking.....2 bottles of wine and vodka top ups daily. A 'functioning'…Continue