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 →

baby steps

I'm so thankful for all of the encouraging words and support I've gotten recently about my "transformation" Instagram post. That was a really hard story to share because I'm still pretty embarrassed about that night...and it wasn't even the final straw. Some people have responded, "Wow! That's a lot of progress to make in only... Continue Reading →

when temptation strikes

It was a touuugh weekend, to say the least. I probably should lead with the disclaimer that I resisted the urge to drink, even though I really wanted to for the first time since I stopped. I had a triggering moment that made me feel super insecure and small. I wanted to run and hide... 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 →

tired of being tired

What was my breaking point? My rock bottom? My final straw? Was it crashing my car? No. Going to jail? Nope. Being on probation? Definitely not. I drank more than I ever did while on probation...and I was underage. Going to the hospital due to a drunken head injury wasn't it either. And when I had plans... Continue Reading →

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