Drinking was my hobby. It was my go-to solution when I was happy, sad, celebrating, stressed. Or at least I thought it was a solution. Boy, was I deluded! This delusion stemmed from a lifetime of drinking, living in a high functioning alcoholic society and an upbringing where alcohol supposedly fixed everything. I knew no … Continue reading Things that Almost Broke me when I Quit Drinking. Part 2 of 3: Who am I?
Hi everyone The other day, my little Nomo app told me I'm 500 days alcohol free. Next month, I'll be 18 months alcohol free. You've been an instrumental part of my journey, thank you for your motivation, tips and ideas along the way. Time flies! I wondered what might be a meaningful topic to share … Continue reading No Wine I’m Fine – 17 months on
It's 7am Saturday morning as I write to you from Whangamata, New Zealand with a coffee in hand. It's a delicious 21*C which is pretty warm for us Kiwis. We said goodbye to summer and hello to autumn on 1 March (two days ago) - the opposite seasons to our friends in the northern hemisphere. … Continue reading 2018: an update and long overdue apology.
Thankful for not getting boozed last night. Thankful for waking up energetic and with a clear head, marking day 103 on my sobriety tracker. Yay! 🦋 Thankful for my wildly windy hill walk after the cyclone this morning. The sea views were stunning and the colours were breathtaking. Thankful for warm hot cross buns with … Continue reading 🦋Day 103: Sober and thankful… it’s the small things 🦋
Today, the impossible became possible. With a 20 year drinking career under my belt, 90 days ago I would have told you that going 90 days without booze is impossible. My mindset was aligned to our Kiwi drinking culture mentality: that we need alcohol to have fun, to celebrate, to relax, to reward, to do … Continue reading 🌠Day 90: where to from here?🌠