Thursday, April 16, 2015

Day 180!

I'm here, I'm sober and today is day 180!  I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this as I've been neglecting my blog terribly.  In the beginning I felt like I had so much to say and lately I've just been going along with my life.  But I will say this...I'm glad I'm sober and as far as sobriety goes things are going well.

Days 100-180 have flown by.  I really don't think about alcohol much at this point.  Most people who are close to me know that I'm not drinking so that makes things easier.  Something that has been bugging me lately is wanting EVERYONE to know.  For example I have a lot of friends at the gym who I see just about everyday.  It just feels weird to slip it into casual conversation.  I've thought about a short and sweet Facebook post...something like "It's been 6 months with no alcohol". Thoughts?

Speaking of Facebook use lately is OUT OF CONTROL.  It's always been very high but I've been posting a ton and constantly checking it. It's like I need something to be addicted to!  I suppose it's better than alcohol but maybe I need some limits?!?

If you are reading this and still on this journey with me...thank you!  Even if I'm not posting I always think of my blogging friends.  I'd like to promise that I'll post more often...I'm going to try :)


  1. I'm still here!!
    I am very happy for you at Day 180!!
    I am guilty of the FB thing myself. The question my life coach wants me to ask is, what do I want from the posts? Do I want connection or validation?
    The 2 are different.
    Many people have to be on for work, such as my yoga teachers.
    I find I CAN limit my checking to 3 times a day. Most days. But I have to make that choice. I also thought that turning off the notification on my phone might help, too.
    As far as telling people at the gym, I get that, too! I know some people who have announced not drinking on FB, but all of them have been sober for a year or more. Some feedback might not be positive, although I have only seen support.
    I am very proud of you! Keep it up! Also know you are helping me stay sober! You found my blog and that really made a difference to me!

    1. Thanks Wendy! I'm so glad we have connected!! Connection or validation? This gives me lots to think about. You are helping me to stay sober as well :)

  2. YES! Please keep posting, your journey is an amazing one. I admire you :)

  3. yours was one of the first sober blogs I found so I'm glad you're back. In some ways, your lack of blogging is good: it shows that maintaining a sober life does not require to be the main focus of each and every day. We begin to take a lot for granted (like the no hangovers) and forget just how far we've come. good wishes. x

    1. Rachel...I am HONORED that you are reading and commenting on my blog. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of yours. I am so thankful to have found your book in my early days! I wish you the best as well!