Myth busting

You can’t have a good time without a drink! You are boring without alcohol. Drinking makes you cool. Alcohol is not a drug because it legal. All the above I believed. Why wouldn’t I? It is ingrained in us from an early age that when we get older we should drink alcohol, it’s what makesContinue reading “Myth busting”

A side of guilt!

This is one emotion I struggle to control.  I feel guilt for everything. Guilt for say no to playing a board game with my daughter because I have 10 other things to do, guilt for eating the cake, guilt for taking a day off work sick, guilt for not getting up on time to doContinue reading “A side of guilt!”

Having a wobble at Christmas time

I’ve felt a little off in my mood the last few days and I’ve thought about having a drink a couple of times. I then feel disappointed for wanting to drink. I can’t put my finger on what’s wrong with me. My parents are here visiting Australia for the first time from the UK. WeContinue reading “Having a wobble at Christmas time”

Judgement – part 2

I listened to a great podcast today, it was with the one year no beer founder and Dr Rangen Chatterjee. It was about his journey, I love to hear peoples journey’s to no alcohol, it really spurs me on and inspired me. They talked a little about the peer pressure of drinking. How many timesContinue reading “Judgement – part 2”

They say the first is the worst!

This weekend we were invited to a Halloween party which has been in the diary for a good while. It’s been 6 weeks since I have been off the booze and in that time I would say I have been laying low.  Avoiding places where I am around alcohol for too long.  I’ve been forContinue reading “They say the first is the worst!”

Dealing with life without turning to the bottle

I’ve been quiet this week and not posting so much. The last few weeks have been all about not drinking and trying to be healthier. This week Some life stuff happened out of the ordinary. I had an incident with my daughter that I had to deal with, it’s the biggest parenting thing I haveContinue reading “Dealing with life without turning to the bottle”