Here is the first post I ever made, on an earlier blog, about quitting drinking. This was January 1, 2019, almost a year ago. I’m glad I’m back at it (the sobriety blogging thing) even if it took so long. This time, I’ve made it past day 2! I’m transferring it here because it isContinue reading “Day Eight: Coming clean”
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Day Seven: Whew!
I made it through. It’s the last night of the Thanksgiving vacation, and I’m going to bed soon. Whew! It wasn’t super easy not drinking, but it wasn’t ridiculously hard, either. I’m surprised. Pleasantly. And I’m happy to have made it through the first week. I had a raging headache today (rare for me), butContinue reading “Day Seven: Whew!”
Day Six: It’s Thanksgiving and I’m hiding in my room
People are starting on the whisky, bourbon, wine, wine, wine, and it looks so good! I really really wish I could have one. But I’m not going to because one will lead to at least five, and I don’t want that. I really want to make it through this holiday without booze. It’s not soContinue reading “Day Six: It’s Thanksgiving and I’m hiding in my room”
Day Five: Snow!
And there’s snow here! I live in a city without snow in the winter so this is a special treat. Last night, without booze, wasn’t so bad. My body doesn’t feel great, still – I’m achy and sore – but my mind is clearer. My stepmom (while she was likely drunk) said some things toContinue reading “Day Five: Snow!”
Day Four: So far, so good!
I’ve made it to day 4! Hooray for me. I’ve even made it to my parents’ house for the holiday and turned down wine twice already (and we’ve only been here for two hours… that’s a little scary). I’m not sure I’ve ever been here and not had wine EVERY NIGHT except when I wasContinue reading “Day Four: So far, so good!”
Day Three: Alcohol pushers are annoying
Today, I still feel like crap. All day, I’ve been just dragging myself around at work, but I’m finally off and can go to bed soon. Yay! So, I get home, and my partner tries, not just once, but twice to get me to drink some wine. Because I work so hard. Because I’m nowContinue reading “Day Three: Alcohol pushers are annoying”
Day Two: So, so, so tired
I have quit drinking before. For a few days, for a few weeks, for a little over a month, etc. So, I know that the first day, I’m usually SUPER crabby and just want to hide in bed. The second and third days, I’m usually happy to wake up not hungover, but still generally draggingContinue reading “Day Two: So, so, so tired”
Day One: I must be crazy
It is 6 days before Thanksgiving, a holiday always filled with several days of heavy drinking. For me, at least. But here I am, fruit tea in a champagne flute, wanting to try this sobriety thing. I’m going to try to post every day for the next 30 days, and see how I feel. IContinue reading “Day One: I must be crazy”