Day 367: 1 Year Sober. HOLY F***K

Dear Past-Anne,  It’s the end of summer, 2019. You just flew back from Paris back to your home on the East Coast of the U.S.A. Tomorrow you start your sobriety journey. I know you’ve been drinking almost every day these last few weeks, and that you’re really anxious at the idea of letting the boozeContinue reading “Day 367: 1 Year Sober. HOLY F***K”

Day 347: The Final Push.

My friend Claire’s post about Resilience https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/169561941/posts/487 got me thinking today.  As I embark on the final push toward finishing my dissertation (4 weeks left to edit a 550 page manuscript… yikes!) and reaching the 1 year sobriety mark (though that feels more like a soft swoop than a push), I pause for a momentContinue reading “Day 347: The Final Push.”

Day 336: Survived my First Sober Beach Vacation With the In-laws!

With sobriety becoming a normal part of everyday life and the monotony of Covid-existence, it had been a loooOoong time since I had a sober first. This one I expected would prove to be very challenging, as I had never been sober on a vacation to the beach before (beach and evening drinks went togetherContinue reading “Day 336: Survived my First Sober Beach Vacation With the In-laws!”

Day 144: Turning 33… Happy (sober) Birthday to meeee !

Can you believe it? Not only did I celebrate my birthday with zero alcohol… drinking didn’t even CROSS MY MIND, not for a single second, until the day was completely over and it was around midnight and I was lying in bed with my partner who all of a sudden asked “hey, was that yourContinue reading “Day 144: Turning 33… Happy (sober) Birthday to meeee !”

Day 114: My First Sober Christmas

Happy holidays, y’all ! Pheeew… it’s over: I survived my first sober Christmas in a family of heavy drinkers. Yaaay !!! I am sure that many of you had some kind of an intense experience, whether it was discovering sober Christmas for the first time, dealing with family members and dynamics (whether pleasant or horrible),Continue reading “Day 114: My First Sober Christmas”

Day 101: What is happiness?

As a stressful time (almost) draws to a close and the holidays approach, it is time to reflect (briefly, cause I ain’t got no time!) on the meaning of these last three months and on this HUGE achievement of successfully making it through 100 days alcohol free. For the first time in three months, withContinue reading “Day 101: What is happiness?”

Day 90: Wowowowow!

THREE MONTHS!!!! Like my friend (or father? LOL) Jim says in his own post, this is the longest I have been sober since I was 16. For those of you who are in the first few days or weeks of your journey, believe me, if I can do this, then so can you!!! I neverContinue reading “Day 90: Wowowowow!”

Day 62: Two Months, Holy sh***t!

I never would have imagined how deep the changes that have occurred during this AF journey would be. When I decided to sign up for the 3 month OYNB challenge and give up alcohol for “a bit”, I expected to experience some initial frustration and withdrawal, some emotional turmoil at the beginning, and then someContinue reading “Day 62: Two Months, Holy sh***t!”

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