Who am I?

Hi, my name is Anne 🙂 OK, fine that’s my middle name, but a middle name is better than no name at all! And, oh god this feels weird and horrible, but I think I am an alcoholic. I am also sober curious. I am 33, I identify as female. I have a boyfriend and a cat, I am French and am finishing a PhD in comparative literature and philosophy in the U.S.A. I used to smoke a pack a day, I quit in May 2019. I like painting, reading, writing, cooking and, unfortunately, beer… a little too much. Honestly, now that I think about it, I have no idea who I am without alcohol. Hoping to find out as I share my thoughts and experience with you in this blog, for better and for worse!

You can also find me on Instagram

Taken by a very good friend ❤

Why this blog ?

  • Writing really helps in moments of doubt or discouragement !
  • Accountability is so important in any recovery journey and the people here on WP are wonderful, understanding people. I encourage anyone who feels on the fence to give this blogging thing a go 🙂
  • Reading sobriety blogs has really helped me make this decision. I wanna participate !
  • If reading my story can help even one person make this decision for themselves, this is useful!
  • What else am I going to do with all these pictures of me (or friends) taken from the back? I didn’t know I had so many!

Join me on this journey !

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You can also find me on Instagram

Published by nomorebeer

Learning how sobriety helps you ENJOY life.

10 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. “What else am I going to do with all these pictures of me (or friends) taken from the back? I didn’t know I had so many!” Lol!!!!!! I was wondering how you did this!! (still wondering. 😆love it though, so much. 😊💖)

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  2. Hi Anne, nice to meet you. I’m not an alcoholic but I’m trying to recover from compulsive ovoereating. In this, balance is more important than abstinence (I follow the Eating Disorders Anonymous philosophy more than OA’s). Anyway, I also deal with a lot of mental health issues and your comment about not knowing who you are without alcohol, definitely spoke to me in that respect. I will be following you in my feed reader.

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    1. Hi Astrid, welcome and thanks for commenting! I believe all forms of addictive or compulsive behavior, whether alcoholism, drug, sex or shopping addiction, as well as eating disorders, all have one common denominator: the wounds from our past that we have been trying to self-medicate. When we commit to discovering who we really are and find the courage to embark on a journey of healing, then we learn how to gradually free ourselves of the limiting patterns we have been engaging in to cope so far. I hope your journey brings you insight and strength and I’m looking forward to reading your posts too ! xxx Anne

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