alcohol free, birthday, holiday, motherhood, sobriety, Uncategorized

A week of firsts

Last Monday I got up at the glorious time of 4am, packed up the car and set off for a week in sunny Scotland. Yes, sunny! We didn’t have a single drop of rain the entire week! Also we being, me and my parents. It was to be a week of firsts; my first sober… Continue reading A week of firsts

life goals, mental health, new friends, Uncategorized

A day in the life of… Part II

So we left off just after breakfast. Where I attempted to redeem myself with nutrition supplements and vitamins after my cheesy beans on toast...god that was good. Now a little bit about my home life before I go on. As previously mentioned I live at home with my parents. This is something that for a… Continue reading A day in the life of… Part II

mental health, self awareness, self discovery, social, social media, Uncategorized

Authenticity or attention seeking ?

If I’m honest, I don’t even know anymore. I guess it’s subjective? I could post a picture on here where I think I look nice and some would think I’m trying to grab attention. I suppose I am in a way, but not necessarily because I’m all ‘look at me, like my photo’ but mostly… Continue reading Authenticity or attention seeking ?

life goals, mental health, self discovery, Uncategorized

I am the 1%

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” - Hans F. Hansen All my life I’ve felt like the outsider. The one in the group who didn’t quite fit. Apparently, it’s a personality trait of mine but that’s something I’ve only recently discovered. 16personalities says that as an INFP (that’s… Continue reading I am the 1%

Food and Drink, Friends & Features, sobriety, Uncategorized

Excite your mouth with a bit of Boucha

As you may already know, earlier this year I decided to part ways with my dear friend alcohol. This isn’t the first time I’ve abstained but I feel like this will be the last. So, with this being a permanent lifestyle change I thought I’d better give myself some cushioning for the future occasions where… Continue reading Excite your mouth with a bit of Boucha

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Brené Brown said…

God love this woman! She’s so freaking incredible. Like I would legit use her words in an argument. “You don’t know what you’re talking about bitch. Brené Brown said...so don’t you come over here, getting all up in my grill”. I’ve just watched her Netflix show ‘Call to Courage’ for the 3rd time. Today I’m… Continue reading Brené Brown said…

alcohol free, new friends, self awareness, self discovery, sobriety, spirituality, Uncategorized

A Sober Education

Who’d have thought? Not a drop of alcohol has passed my lips in 151 days. I am pretty proud of myself but not because of my incredible willpower or determination, because to be honest it’s not really been like that for me. Not this time around anyway. I can’t really explain why but I’ve not… Continue reading A Sober Education

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Play the tape forward

I hadn’t heard this saying until recently. It’s commonly used in the addiction/recovery world as a technique to make you stop and think when you get an urge or craving to drink. It walks you through the likely stages that will follow on from ‘oh go on, one won’t hurt’. Because with all the good… Continue reading Play the tape forward