As we say goodbye to winter and hello to spring, the longer days and warmer temps are a long-overdue treat. And I'm now at the point where I don't want to drink anymore. As you may have seen in previous posts, Wellington (that's capital city of New Zealand) has had a long, dark, wet and … Continue reading I don’t want to drink anymore.
Had a few issues with my WordPress account lately so despite not being on here much, I've missed you guys 'n gals! I draw so much inspiration and clever tips from you and enjoy testing them. Then, depending on how it goes, implementing thing more fully. So thank you! Despite being smack bang in the … Continue reading Goodbye alcohol! 🔆
What a whirlwind seven months it's been! Through all the ups and down, I wouldn't change it for the world. My only regret is, why didn't I do this years ago?!?!? I guess I was too stuck in my own ways. After all, everyone around around me drinks alcohol. Frequently drinking and / or boasting … Continue reading Seven months sober
Have you heard stories about people who, after quitting drinking, they dream they were drinking again? You yourself may be one of these people. As of today, I am one of these people. After almost seven months off the sauce, I had largely dismissed this alcohol dreaming thing. But after last night, I know know … Continue reading Recounting my first alcohol nightmare!
Welcome to Sunday morning from New Zealand. While many of you are enjoying your long, warm summer days (catch some rays for me!), it's mid-winter here. Boy it's been wild! We've had storms, power cuts and floods in some areas ... thankfully, no-one's been hurt. It's almost 9:30am and I'm just waiting for a friend … Continue reading The beauty of Sunday breakfast.
Since my last drink at New Years, the small things seem to be making the biggest impact. Let's take Friday and Saturday nights, for example... Friday and / or Saturday nights used to be drinking nights. I was always able to find lame excuse (a party, birthday, farewell or promotion) that ultimately gave rise to … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: Loving the weekends.
Technology has played a helpful part in my alcoholfree adventure. The purpose of this post is to share how I changed my technology use to stay alcoholfree. The 'before and after' snapshots I'm about to share illustrate this contrast. Saying goodbye to old destructive technology behaviours was a leap and a challenge in itself. I … Continue reading Getting out of the technology trap: constructive technology that’s kept me alcoholfree
As a novice blogger who joined the WordPress community six months ago, I was surprised and humbled to receive Foxy Writer Chick's nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award 🔆 Originally from Minnesota but now living in beautiful Maryland, Susan (a.k.a Foxy Writer Chick) is someone I respect very much. Unlike myself, Susan is a real writer. Her professional … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
This weekend marks six months since I said goodbye to booze. It's been a wild ride. So I thought I'd take the opportunity to share the contrasts observed between then and now. How I used to think Looking back, I'm so embarrassed about how deluded I was about alcohol! What an idiot. But then again, the … Continue reading Six months alcoholfree: before and after.
This morning before work, most of the nation woke early to watch THE RACE. We've been holding out for THE RACE for years... 14 years to be precise! That was the last time we won the America's Cup. The last regatta, 2013, Team Oracle USA won (I won't get into the speculations around cheating 😆). … Continue reading Team New Zealand: winners of the 35th America’s Cup 🏆