Two months and I still can’t come up with a catchy title!

Well ‘hello’ my fellow bloggers. To those who have been at this sobriety thing an impressive amount of time, the newbies just starting out, my ‘twins’ who are at the same stage and all the others giving support …. thank you all. 🙏

Sunday 17th November I woke up, feeling utterly shit and told myself enough was enough. If I’m honest, I didn’t truly believe I could do it. Before that day, I’d never read a blog or even knew how to access them, or even why anyone would. The literature I had read recommended Belle ‘tired of thinking about drinking’, I looked her up, followed a few links and a few days later stumbled across Word Press and two sites: Angie’s (liftingweightsnotwine) and Jim’s (Life Beyond Booze). I reached out and they grabbed my hand.

The rest, as they say, is history. I’ve posted ups and downs and changes and feelings over the 2 months I have been sober. I know you’ve already heard what a fantastic decision it was. That 2 months on, I am becoming a different person than the one that’s stared back at me from the mirror for the past 2 plus years. I don’t want this post to be a list of all the many many positive changes that have happened. You mostly know them anyway.

What I really want to say is this: Two months ago, when I finally made the choice to be alcohol free, I had absolutely no idea it would open the door to all this. I could never have imagined that it would introduce me to such an incredibly diverse, supportive, caring and compassionate group of individuals. I feel honoured to have been welcomed into your community. I honestly could not have got this far without you.

So once again ….THANK YOU ❤️

I’m now aiming for the next goal of 100 days sober (plus attempting a little yoga to add to my new meditation routine 😉). Have a great AF weekend 😘

Claire xx

30 thoughts on “Two months and I still can’t come up with a catchy title!”

  1. I’m new to the blogging world too! I am enjoying your posts and find people here on WordPress to be wonderfully kind and supportive. 😊👍🏻💕

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      1. I loved your last post. I’d have liked to comment but couldn’t. It was so much how I felt and feel now. You put into words what I was unable to express.
        Thank you
        Claire xx

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      2. Yes .. your posts don’t come up with a comment box. You might need to look in settings under your account, maybe ‘discussion’? There’s probably a setting you can switch to allow comments as a default. It happened once for one of my posts and I don’t know why. Xx

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  2. Wow! Such a powerful blog post, Claire!!! *Sniff-sniff*…what do I say…aside from WAY TO GO!!!! But also, perhaps…”Be careful now?” I can read between the lines….hang in there….keep us posted….

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    1. Hanging on in there. This week has been a challenging one but I haven’t wanted to drink (partly because I’ve been sick!). The sad emotions are tricky to manage but I guess that’s part of the journey. Enjoying the highs and dealing with the lows.
      Thanks for your message xxx

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  3. WOW how time flies !!!! I can’t believe it’s been two months already. CONGRATULATIONS CLAIRE 🙂 I’m sorry I haven’t been around much this month. I hope you are treating yourself to something really nice or will take a minute to soak in the huge achievement that this is 🙂 and big respect for the upcoming big 100 🙂 You’re doing so incredibly well !!! xoxoxo Anne

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    1. Hey, nice to hear from you. Hope you are good? We are on the tail end of a sickness bug so I haven’t done much to celebrate. I am however really chuffed. It’s odd isn’t it? When I was drinking, if someone told me they’d not had alcohol for 2 months I would have been totally in awe and amazed. Now I’m here, it doesn’t seem such a big thing. Is that because I feel less of a pull from booze now d’you think? Strange how it shifts.
      Love Claire xx

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      1. hahaha yes, absolutely. I feel that drinking was all I used to think about, let’s say 80% of the time. Now it’s honestly quite rarely on my mind – only when a craving pops up or someone brings the topic up or is doing it. I’d say, 3 or 4% of the time. Isn’t that crazy ? 🙂 So glad that you’re not feeling the pull ; it’s a huge relief, right?

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      2. Massive relief and a big shift. I imagined I’d always feel a sense of denial and missing out but I really don’t. Occasionally it crosses my mind and I wonder ‘what if?’ but that’s rare and I know that leads to unhappiness. Xx

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  4. It seems like so long ago, November 2019, and it is when you consider how long you’ve stayed the course. I glad to know you are holding strong. I’m 60 days no alcohol today. One day at a time! Great job! xo, Dana (also known as Lia)

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  5. Hi Claire, you Soberista you! Well done. I haven’t done much on these blogs since the new year due to other commitments but also a bit of laziness and complacency. Reading your post makes me realise how important this community is. I need to give as well as receive. I feel nudged. Great to see how your life has changed for the better. Keep going gal!
    Jim x

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