I love reading everyone else's sober blogs, all the little details about their lives, the minutiae really helps me when I'm in those small moments to feel not so alone in this new way of living.
Someone walking the isles at the supermarket confronted by the bottles of booze, someone's husband having friends over and craving a drink (but winning and not having one!), someone else busy taking photos at a birthday party to occupy themselves and not drink, someone else out a a big table at dinner having a diet coke and sitting next to a sober driver having a juice of some description.
I've got the busiest most social freaking two weeks coming up. A massive party in my honour, 4 old girlfriends coming to stay for the weekend (haven't told them about my new lifestyle choice yet), step-brothers wedding. Honestly you name it, it's about to happen. I'm not worried about being tempted to drink, I am so happy with what I'm doing. But not being able to use alcohol as a stress release, and having all your feelings so raw all the time, makes it harder work than normal.
I'd love any suggestions for great blogs anyone reads that I might not have heard about. I don't think I'm that great at looking around for them (just try and look at other people's blog lists). And also tips for yummy non-alcoholic drinks. Not just for these upcoming events, for day-to-day life. I was trying energy drinks but they're pretty shitty and high in sodium. I had an iced coffee this morning that was nice! And I do like my lime and sodas. With ice cubes. Ice cubes make all the difference don't they.
Love, Mrs D xxx