So I kind of just fell of the WordPress grid over the last four weeks. I’m back home now after my trip, starting to direct my energy back into the activities that made me feel good, like writing. What happened? Long story short, I received an email from my school and learned that I was… Read More Off the grid
My sister and I have officially hit the 1 week mark of our 6-week trip in Europe!
We have been fortunate to have beautiful weather and visit incredible places. Traveling has been a powerful way to appreciate my sobriety…… Read More Sober travels, week 1
It is a surreal feeling to visit a Italy for the first time, which is home to so much history, culture and beauty.
It has been a blessing to enjoy this trip sober, to not have that fear of something going wrong, or to be consumed by thoughts about alcohol.
Today my favourite moment was a fountain the Vatican Museum…… Read More Travels in Roma
This Wednesday night I left with my sister to begin a 6-week backpacking trip in Europe! When I had my last drinking episode this past New Year’s, I remember my Dad telling me that in my condition, it would be unsafe for me to travel. I remember at the time, the idea of not drinking… Read More The 6 week trip begins! Day 1 in Rome
Recently, I have become OBSESSED with smoothie bowls. It all started when I had made my morning smoothie one day, and it was way too cold and thick. So I thought hmm.. what to do? I was starving..
So I just poured it into a bowl, put some cereal on top and I fell in love.
It’s a win-win because I feel more full than if I just ate a smoothie AND I get to eat cereal, one of my favourite foods!
Right now I’m just keeping it simple, see below: … Read More Smoothie bowls!
It’s been a different last few weeks for me, everything is still going well but I’ve just been have these “episodes” where I just get overwhelmed by my emotions.
I don’t want to call them panic attacks, since they’re not at that level of physical intensity, but it’s like the pot bubbles over.
I had a conversation with a close friend yesterday and he said something that really struck a chord.… Read More Pent up energy
Alcoholics Anonymous defines sobriety as “freedom from alcohol”.
The first night I went out sober with my friends, I had a moment when I felt relieved to actually be in control for once. As we all sat around the table at the bar, I realized that for the first time I was entirely present.
There are many types of freedom that I gain when I am not drinking, but most importantly, I am myself when I am sober. … Read More Freedom from Alcohol