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300 days sober

I used to hate the saying “I’m on a journey”, in the same way I hate all those corporate ‘buzz words’. It’s basically people kissing arse to climb the ladder in a sickening desperate way. Hit the ground running – usually has me rolling my eyes 🙄 Can I borrow you for a second? – no, but you can talk

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Feeling lonely

Although I do love my own company being on the island and not knowing many people has started to make me feel really lonely. I’ve been going back home nearly every weekend and craving time with my friends and family. This also became apparent when I started dating a couple of months ago. Although we had a great time together

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238 days richer

Before I start let’s just take a moment to celebrate England’s 6-1 victory today. Oh yes, what a match! If we keep playing like that we’ll be doing alright. Maybe it was because I wore my lucky shirt today? So, back to me being rich. I’m not motivated by money and I find it quite sad when people tell me

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My birthday and being back home

It seems ages ago now but I went home for a couple of weeks at the beginning of the month. It was my 39th birthday and I’d actually booked a holiday but decided to cancel and be around my family and friends instead. I didn’t know how I’d feel with the no drinking whilst away at a holiday destination so

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234 days happier

There’s very few occasions that drinking did make me genuinely happy. At the time I thought I was happy and enjoying myself but now I realise that a lot of the time I was drinking at home and not really enjoying it. There was even times when I was out with friends and I wasn’t enjoying myself that much to

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207 days sober

As the tag line says on this site “sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised”. That is very true but getting sober has actually brought a lot more to my life than I originally expected. Obviously, I knew I’d feel better sober but the main thing I wanted in the early days was to stop feeling depressed, anxious, worried and constantly knackered.

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200 days sober!

When I first started out on my recovery journey I remember saying to my mum “how great would it be if I got to 100 days sober?”. I’m absolutely thrilled and so proud of myself that I’ve managed to double that. I am 200 days SOBERI am 200 days HAPPIERI am 200 days RICHERI am 200 days HEALTHIERI am 200

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AF drinks (again)

I’ve made it quite clear throughout my blog posts that I’m a fan of alcohol free drinks and I’m well aware they’re not for everyone. Every time I post about them I get quite a lot of messages from people saying they don’t trust them or telling me to be careful as AF drinks can lead to relapse because they

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It’s good to be paranoid

As someone who overthinks almost everything in life, since I quit drinking I’ve been paranoid about accidentally drinking alcohol. Imagine being at an event and picking the wrong glass up by mistake then tasting the alcohol and all the hard work has been ruined. Having to start from day 1 again! I’d be absolutely gutted. It was discussed at one

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6 months sober!

I can’t believe I’ve managed it. Six whole months of sobriety! When I set out on this journey 6 months seemed so far away and I remember listening to a lovely lady at SMART Recovery talking about being over 6 months sober and thinking what it must be like to say that. It still blows my mind when I see

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It’s not all hunky dory

I’m almost 6 months sober and I’ve realised I probably started to get a bit cocky about my recovery as at times I have found it easier than I expected. Some times it’s been awful! As I mentioned in my last post the weather has been a massive trigger for me and it’s still affecting me and has done for

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