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My anxiety story

Not many people really know about my struggles with anxiety because I’ve always found it difficult to talk about. In fact, I’ve been embarrassed to talk about it a lot of the time. It’s only recently that I’ve realised how common anxiety disorders are. For years anxiety was ruling my life without me even knowing it.

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Going sober for October?

So, if you’re about to join everyone else who’s decided to go sober for October you’ve got today and tomorrow to get as much alcohol inside you as possible then spend the next 31 days all clean and healthy. That’s how it works, right? Well it did for me. Except I only lasted 2 weeks the second time I tried.

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AF drinks (again, again)

It blows my mind how controversial this subject is. Every single time I post something about alcohol free drinks I get someone on social media telling me I’m “kidding myself” or “playing games with the devil”. I find it quite ignorant actually. The last comments were in relation to an image I posted of the wide variety of AF drinks

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The problem with Facebook

I’ve lost count but I’m probably on about my fourth Facebook account now. Many reasons have made me want to delete it but it’s usually down to relationship breakups and not wanting to trawl through all the pictures we had took together which drags up the past and reminds me of the wonderful memories rather than the shitty ones which

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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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