What Being Sober Has Meant to Me by Brené Brown

What Being Sober Has Meant to Me | Brené Brown
— Read on brenebrown.com/articles/2019/05/31/what-being-sober-has-meant-to-me/

WoW. What a read! Do you ever read something and feel yourself nodding the whole time? That was me as I read this beautiful piece by Brené just now.

This is the first time I have come across her thoughts and experiences in relation to quitting drinking. I find it astounding that someone on the other side of the world has experienced so many parallels. I find it so reassuring, too.

Though it’s almost 2.5 years since I quit, I think it’s important to stop and reflect on the journey occasionally. Brené’s article was exactly what I needed.

Sometimes I think about what would happen if I picked up a glass of wine. It’s been ages, so surely a glass can’t hurt, right? Wrong. Everything I’ve read suggests that whether a person has been booze-free for five days, five months or five years +++, the outcome is still ultimately the same: a train wreck. So who am I to think I will miraculously be the exception to the rule?

I hope you get as much enjoyment and draw rich insights from this article like I did.

Thank you Brené. You’re awesome.

Big hugs from New Zealand,

This first day of winter, 1 July 2019,


Ps I took this photo of Wellington, our capital city, during a flight earlier this week. This is one of my happy places 🥰😘❤️

12 thoughts on “What Being Sober Has Meant to Me by Brené Brown

  1. >>>She diagnosed me with “a Pupu platter of addictions”— not too much of any one thing, but enough of each one to be concerned. Her advice was to quit drinking, quit smoking, quit emotional eating, and quit trying to control and manage my family’s crises. Awesome. On it.<<<

    LOVE THAT … thanks for sharing Brene's post

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