“i do”…want to stay sober

When you think of weddings, you typically think of getting dressed up, champagne toasts, open bars, and getting low on the dance floor. Well, if you have a drinking problem, that's definitely what you think of. The actual wedding ceremony just seems like a roadblock that gets in the way of your night of partying.... Continue Reading →

on the other side

I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but I was addicted to kratom for a year and a half. I've come to find out that most people don't even know what kratom is. The easy way to answer the question, "What's that green gunk in your coffee!?", is ... "Oh, it's just a natural herbal supplement."... Continue Reading →

opening my heart chakra

In high school, I had a few emotionally traumatizing events that caused me to slowly but surely close off my heart to others. I lost a lot of self-confidence and fully blamed myself for the negative experiences I had with some of my "friends." After experiencing rejection, betrayal, and abandonment, I figured that something had... Continue Reading →

reflecting on my sober journey

In August of 2019, about 17 months ago now, I had my "a-ha!" moment when it came to my drinking. It became so clear to me that I needed to take my sobriety seriously. It didn't seem like an option or a suggestion anymore. It seemed like this was what the Universe wanted for me,... Continue Reading →

tips for sober trips

Over the past few months, I've gone out-of-town several times for birthdays, family events, and to visit old friends. Before I got sober, going on vacation meant I could guilt-free indulge in alcohol and let loose with no regrets (but I always had plenty of regrets.) Now, I'm always the only person in my family... Continue Reading →


I'm 88 days sober today, which is BY FAR the longest I've ever been sober since the first time I tried to quit drinking a whopping three years ago. Three. Freaking. Years. Three years of messing up and repeating the same cycles over and over. That's how long it's taken me to get to this... Continue Reading →

sober relationships

Many aspects of my life used to suffer due to my concerning drinking, with relationships being at the top of the list. I think that alcohol played a huge role in my boyfriend and I's relationship not flourishing right away. We met four years ago and had an instant connection. But only two weeks after... Continue Reading →

sober self-care

During my drinking days, my definition of self-care was letting loose and getting wasted because I "deserved" it. If I got up and dragged myself to work, forced myself to go to the gym a couple days a week, ate decently healthy, and somehow made it to Friday, I thought that meant I had a... Continue Reading →

socializing sober

I think that my drinking was especially concerning in social settings because being out on the social scene is what gives me the most anxiety. I can easily sit in the comfort of my own home or socialize with close friends who I trust, but being surrounded by strangers or hanging out with people who... Continue Reading →

traveling ​boozeless

This past weekend, my boyfriend and I traveled to Atlanta to visit his family for his sister's birthday. I'm not used to taking weekend trips where alcohol isn't in the equation, so this was definitely a test for me in more ways than one. First of all, my boyfriend and I traveled separately. He was... Continue Reading →

30 days

I started this blog in 2016 with the hopes of never drinking again. I think I ended up making it to day 11 and convinced myself somehow that it'd be okay to have a beer or six in the comfort of my own home with some friends, and then the cycle of breaking my own... Continue Reading →

me + alcohol don’t mix

You've probably heard the argument that some people have an "addictive personality" and some don't. I wouldn't say that I have an addictive personality in general. I've experimented with drugs and never felt the urge to do them again. I don't smoke anything, and I HATE the way nicotine makes me feel. But when it comes... Continue Reading →

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