And now for something a little lighter…

That was a heavy post I wrote two days ago. For some reason, I felt the need to write it all out, the horrible stuff, and send it off into the past. Whew! That’s done now. On a totally different subject, I am really loving my new sober drink: strawberry and rose hips drinking vinegarContinue reading “And now for something a little lighter…”

Goodbye, 2019, and Good Riddance!

I am glad to be seeing the end of 2019. This was a very tough year. It is almost funny, the number of awful things that happened this year. So many, in fact, that (counterintuitively) one very good thing came out of it: I decided to stop drinking. The first thing that happened was thatContinue reading “Goodbye, 2019, and Good Riddance!”

Christmas is Better Sober Because…

It is massively easier to make a bunch of decorated sugar cookies when you are not hungover. Staying up waiting for your sugared-up kid to FINALLY fall asleep (do you want Santa to come or not!?!?!) even though you are dog tired from making the aforementioned sugar cookies so you can sneak down to beContinue reading “Christmas is Better Sober Because…”

Day Twenty-Four: About anxiety

Another long day, and I’m craving wine after work (as usual). But, it’s not too bad today. And by now I know tomorrow will be better. I’ve been thinking a lot about anxiety today and about the connection between anxiety and alcohol. It seems common that people who have decided to quit drinking have experiencedContinue reading “Day Twenty-Four: About anxiety”

Day Twenty-Two: Feeling grateful for sobriety

I really love going to bed early, reading for as long as I feel like it, and that much more relaxed feeling that comes with morning. Yesterday was tough. But only from about 4:30-6pm. I was feeling very strongly like drinking myself into a coma, but then it just started to slowly relax it’s gripContinue reading “Day Twenty-Two: Feeling grateful for sobriety”