Day 26: A Sober Christmas Eve

It’s the morning of Christmas Eve and I am sitting in my Dad’s living room, wrapped in a cosy Christmas-pudding blanket, while the family sleeps. This day is special in its own rights, but it feels extra special today as I am not hungover. There is no pounding head, no choking anxiety, no all-consuming shame.… Continue reading Day 26: A Sober Christmas Eve

Day 16: Full of hope for a sober Christmas

Okay, I’ll begin by addressing the elephant in the blog room. It’s been a month since I posted Day 13: Little sober wins and today’s post is titled Day 16. It won’t take a rocket scientist to work out I had a slip. It was my work’s Christmas party, which was practically in motion from… Continue reading Day 16: Full of hope for a sober Christmas

Day Two: Be Kind to Yourself

Today I looked after myself. Like, I really looked after myself. I don’t just mean I brushed my teeth and remembered to put deodorant on. Rather, I put to use pretty much every resource in my toolbox of sobriety and self-care. This breaking of the mold from good old fashioned mental-flagellation started after I finished writing yesterday’s… Continue reading Day Two: Be Kind to Yourself