Note to Claire

Dear Claire (Nov 2017 – May 2019) I know you are feeling totally lost and pretty much alone right now. I know you can’t see a way out and this feels never ending. If I could send a letter back in time to reassure you I would. I’d promise you that it will and itContinue reading “Note to Claire”

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 myselfContinue reading “Two months and I still can’t come up with a catchy title!”

What comes first? Anxiety or depression? (second attempt!)

(I had to re- post as for some reason my previous attempt didn’t allow comments. I’m hoping this works!!) I know from all my reading and research that they are closely related and one can trigger the other. I also know from my own personal experience that 8 weeks on (YES!! 8 WHOLE WEEKS! …Continue reading “What comes first? Anxiety or depression? (second attempt!)”

The long and winding road

Yesterday evening was not good for me. I did start to write a post but ended up giving up half way through … I just couldn’t get my thoughts and emotions straight. This morning however I feel very different. I had support from two very wise and caring friends and one of them (I’ve mentionedContinue reading “The long and winding road”

A lovely quote …

At 7 weeks sober (half way to the 100 day milestone) I felt I wanted to share this quote. I can’t remember where I saw it. It may have come from a post you previously wrote and if it did, thank you. It’s incredibly meaningful for me at this moment in time. I’m on aContinue reading “A lovely quote …”

Relationships

It’s been a weird few weeks with an overarching feeling of standing on the sidelines, watching from a distance. I’m normally in the thick of it all but I just haven’t wanted to be. I’ve had a few episodes of truly craving an alcoholic drink. One particularly bad moment on Monday where I was almostContinue reading “Relationships”

Musing over mindfulness, meditation and me

I’m looking for some advice. As I move into 2020, having now completed 6 weeks AF (I am allowing myself a teeny smug moment here!), I’m thinking about what I’d like to work on. Many of you refer to meditation and yoga on the blogs. I’ve looked into and attempted to use mindfulness apps andContinue reading “Musing over mindfulness, meditation and me”

Home alone

This whole time of year is so weird I think. It seems even more so approaching it sober. All the build up, the rushing about, the nights out, the present buying … it’s all felt a tad excessive this year. Now the boys are getting older Christmas has changed yet again. I’m a little sickContinue reading “Home alone”

Bad mood alert!

I woke up this morning and could immediately tell I am not in a great mood. I’m not anxious and it’s definitely not a black cloud of depression. I just feel a bit miserable. There is no reason why which makes me more cross about it. I’ve cancelled my gym class, I’m still lying inContinue reading “Bad mood alert!”

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