𝗪𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤?
Having strangers ask why I don’t drink is now becoming standard conversation at a wedding. I really don’t mind talking about it and I find people’s reactions quite interesting. After having so much fun at recent weddings I’ve realised that my new answer to the question is 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨
My answers do depend on who’s asking and what kind of mood I’m in. I’m interested to hear how you respond 🗣
#whydontyoudrink #sober #soberaf #sobriety #alcoholfree #teetotaler #soberlifestyle #sobermovement #partysober
I've been listening to mid-late 90s Ani Difranco all day.
The songs that shaped me as a little baby dyke.
When I was a teenager, I had zero vision of what my future might look like.
Not what I wanted to be "when I grew up".
Not where I wanted to live.
No daydreams about creating my perfect life.
I didn't know because I didn't have anyone like me to look at.
To see doing these things.
The things I might be good at.
I just kind of.... drifted.
Doing the next thing that came along, over and over and over again.
(To be clear: that's 100% what I still do now.) Anyway.
This part of the song Swan Dive always made me feel the greatness and strength inside of me.
Even when I thought the reason I couldn't imagine a future meant I was going to die young: when I listened to this song, I knew.
I knew there was something.
I could feel it bubbling inside of me.
I could feel it taking over every inch of me.
When I heard these words, I knew my future was bigger than I could ever imagine.
And maybe, just maybe,
THAT'S why I had no daydreams about what my future would hold.
It took a lot of time between when I first heard this song and the time I truly stepped out of my comfort to see where it would take me, over a decade.
I did it.
Back to today: as I was listening to this song, O got the same feeling.
The one that takes over my whole entire being.
As it was dissipating, I thought to myself:
"I'm going to do it. And I'm not going to stop until it's done."
True to form, I don't really know what "it" is.
But it doesn't matter.
I'm just going to keep doing the next thing, and I'll find out eventually.
Sober accounts be like: LINK IN MY BIO
Double tap if you agree 💪
Y’all...meet James. He is the resource manager for Advocates For Recovery. He coordinates a lot of the back end details for the annual recovery rally in Denver & is assisting in us having a booth at the event. .
We will be putting a team together—handing out flyers, FREE bracelets, & resources after the rally. @drslade1965
has been helping hammer out the details! .
Interested in attending &/or helping? Let us know!
1 4 Y E A R S A P A R T ⏰
I rarely post visual transformations, as I don’t really feel like I look much different... but knowing that transformations are so much deeper than that, I thought I’d share this, as I can see so many little changes, mostly in how comfortable I am in my own skin these days.
On the left is a girl, 28 years old, at her besties 30th birthday party... she is drunk, unhappy, searching for love in all the wrong places, and constantly living in a state of anxiety, on a hamster wheel of bad choices, going absolutely nowhere, but doing the same thing day after day nonetheless.
On the right, is a girl that is turning 42 in just a week or so. It’s 6am and she’s just been to the flower market. She is make-up free, her two kids probably just spilled their breakfast all over her, but she’s happy. She’s hangover-free, she’s using her creativity and drive to create her best self and she’s sure as heck making the best choices for her and her family. And she looks to me like she’s happy, from the inside out... and at the heart of it, that’s what truly matters ♥️ (and also #puffyfacebegone
#transformation #transformationtuesday #makeupfree #unretouched #nofilter #14yearsapart #alcoholfree #sober #happyheart #fromtheinsideout #sobriety #soberlife #offthehamsterwheel #sobermama #sobermomtribe #soberissexy #sobermovement #happinessis #personalgrowth #motherhoodunplugged #soberAF #teetotaler #wearetheluckiest #unexpectedjoyofbeingsober #hellosundaymorning #gamechanger
So many exciting things are happening in my life right now. I’m loving my job, I get to represent my Oxford chapter at the annual Oxford House convention in Washington D.C. next month, and I’m about to hit my 7th month sober mark! Sometimes I feel like I’m at the end of my rope, but this busy life is so much better than any day I spent using. 🙌🏽