Still sober, still smiling, still Sarah

It’s been a while since I posted a little sobriety update so given that we are deep into #DryJanuary, I’d throw out some nuggets of support to anyone limping through the next ten days or so about what life is like since I put down my wine glass and decided to knock drinking on the head for good.

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5 things not to say to a non drinker #sober

As I approach fifteen months of kicking the booze, I have to admit, I’ve had a bit of a wobble lately. It just goes to show that ditching ingrained habits is a long road and one to never take for granted. The FOMO can creep up on you when you are least expecting it; hearing a banging tune at 7.30 on a Tuesday morning on your way to work, or feeling like people are avoiding you because of your new found sober status. more “5 things not to say to a non drinker #sober”

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Is giving up booze harder for blokes?

I decided to give up alcohol for 100 days after my husband declared he wanted to give up drinking. I too was wallowing in a sea of self loathing and hangxiety and figured this was not the best life I could be living. So why not join him and give something different a try. more “Is giving up booze harder for blokes?”

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365 days alcohol free – so what?

Today marks a whole year that I have gone without drinking alcohol.

365 days since my last hangover. 12 months since I last threw up through over indulgence. 52 weeks since I felt the beer fear.

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Thinking about cutting down on drinking or giving up alcohol for good?

It’s true to say that the standard reaction to my 180 turn around on booze is that of shock and horror, but at almost a year in to making the life changing decision to quit drinking completely, there have been plenty of folk whose ears have pricked up in curiosity.

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Can #sobertimes really be #funtimes?

Since I started drinking age fifteen, it’ fair to say drunk times equalled good times, for the most part, and as such began a relationship with booze which meant fun and alcohol unanimously went hand in hand together.

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If you like Pina Coladas…Can you really enjoy an alcohol free holiday?

Like weddings, pub gardens, Christmas, Friday evening, Curry houses, roast dinners, hen parties, any parties; being on holiday is just one of those dreamy visions that’s always been incomprehensible to imagine without the standard alcoholic beverage in hand.

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5 things I never thought I’d hear myself say #SoberLiving

When I made a passing comment last week about considering going vegetarian, the look on Dad Muddling Through’s face said it all. I get it though, I do, because over the last half a year, he must wonder who this person stood before him is, and what the hell happened to his wife.

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Six months alcohol free. Spot the difference…

While we’re all grumbling about how long this winter has dragged on, and how the summer feels FOREVER ago, I’m quietly celebrating just how long ago August was, because it’s been an extraordinary six months since I decided to embark on a personal experiment of a life alcohol free.

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The twelve #AlcoholFree drinks of #sober Christmas

Apologies for once again, banging on about the new found life sans alcohol. I realise to some folk this is a total turn off, however I’m relishing in the amazement that I actually chose to spend a whole Christmas (well, five months and counting to be precise) declining any alcoholic beverages. It’s frankly the shock of the century, and to no one more than me. So forgive me whilst I celebrate my own achievements, humour me whilst I enjoy the ride on the sober train, albeit being a total trainspotter bore. more “The twelve #AlcoholFree drinks of #sober Christmas”

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