On a Friday after work approximately six months ago (and for the ten years before that), you would have found me with a wine in my hand. Because: it's Friday or it's such-and-such's farewell or it's such-and-such's birthday or it's been a stressful week or I met a huge deadline or it's a girls night … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: reflections of days gone by
Last night I cleaned out a wardrobe in the spare room. It was wild, windy, dark and wintery outside. So why was I bothering? Because I wasn't drinking. Seriously! I have time on my hands, it's amazing! Back in the old days, I'd come home and have a wine after work because 'I deserved it/it … Continue reading Becoming alcoholfree: conquering the skeletons in the closet.
I haven't had a drink for almost six months now. And I love my new life. But one thing I don't love is going to parties. Sure, it's great to catch up with friends and families. And up until 10pm, the conversation is quite pleasant. But a non drinker amongst a sea of drinkers can … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: The dread of going to parties.
During the first few months of quitting drinking, a friend gave me some very sage advice. She suggested that if I really want to kick the drink, one thing I needed to do was to keep myself away from situations where I'd be vulnerable. That is, to set myself up for success, I should steer … Continue reading Overcoming loneliness in early sobriety
Before I gave up drinking on 01/01/17, Friday night was drink night. I looked forward to this old 'tradition'. I looked forward to the buzz. Or so I thought!!! Now I've replaced it with outdoor yoga... Options for Friday used to include catching up with work mates after work at the pub 'for a drink', … Continue reading How I replaced Friday night drinks with outdoors yoga 💙
As I flipped the calendar over yesterday, I realised it marks four months belong alcohol free. How time flies! When I shared this milestone with a friend, they asked how I lasted so long without drinking. Fair question, I was KNOWN as a drinker!! So I thought I'd share my ideas with you here, with … Continue reading How I’m keeping alcoholfree: 4 months already!
In four weeks, we'll be on a plane bound for Las Vegas, Nevada. Six friends, seven nights, casinos, the Strip and limitless alcohol. From the airport lounges (with free alcohol) to the plane (with free alcohol) to the limo (with free alcohol) that's taking us to our accomodation when we touch down, the entire trip … Continue reading 🌇 My Sober Vegas Vacation! 🌇
Today is day 88 without a drink. It's been a crazy ride; the highs and lows scribbled into my little green gratitude journal. With pink butterflies. Glancing back over the entries I realise something bizarre, beautiful and unexpected has happened! I'm finding it pretty cool, so thought I'd share it with you. I think this … Continue reading 🌺How my 7 day week has turned into 8🌺
Today I'm laying out what's behind the name NoWineI'mFine as a two-minute read. In doing so, I'm hoping to help you prepare for society's reactions when they learn you are newly alcohol-free. Loving wine At the risk of stating the obvious, one of the first things a newbie blogger needs to sort out is a … Continue reading Behind the scenes of NoWineImFine