My real name is Dawn. My nickname is Fish. You may think it’s because I drank like one. You wouldn’t be far wrong.
During the summer of 2016, I decided to conduct a personal experiment to spend the whole of 2017 free from alcohol and cigarettes, and blog about my journey using social media.
For most of my adult life, I was the ultimate party animal but slowly I had become bored of endless partying, sleepless nights, extreme emotions, two day hangovers, toxic relationships, living in a fog and generally being miserable. I was overweight, my eczema was out of control and I was unhappy.
I drank my last alcoholic drink on 27 November 2016. At the start, I fully intended to return to my old life in 2018 however, my experiment unexpectedly transformed into a lifestyle and I remain alcohol and smoke free to this day.