Be the game changer

It's scary, being the odd one out. The one who sees things differently. The one who dares to be different. Why do we all strive to be the same? Wouldn't life be boring if we were? From early age, we follow the crowd. It's easier, less hassle. It's how crazes start....

The Need to Reward

As well as drinking to oblivion, a lot of us drink/drank as a reward. We drink/drank because we were happy or sad, bored, had survived an hour/day/week at work, got a promotion or got dumped. Any excuse. Being rewarded starts very early on in life and therefore is...

Things I have learnt #5months

- Alcohol made me cry  - Strangers are wonderful - Sober isn't boring - Blossom is beautiful - Sunshine is beautiful  - I am beautiful - Alcohol made me fat. Fact - People love my story - Slimming World actually works - I don't like parties - I love Elderflower...

The journey so far

It was easy for me to make the decision. I'd been making it every weekend for most of my adult life, whilst throwing up for the millionth time or wandering around in a fog. I was going to give up drinking. The hard bit was actually seeing it through. We are all...

Discarding the comfort blanket

Have you ever? Got up in the morning and tried to do your routine backwards? Or tried strange food combinations? Or landed in a foreign country with no idea where to go? Or worn something all day and just felt 'wrong'? This is what it is like to become sober. Stepping...

Could it be magic?

Marketing. It's big business. Every minute of every day, someone somewhere is trying to sell us something. Whether it's a face cream to make us young again or a liquid potion that promises to makes us thin, we love it, always willing to give it a go, to splash the...

Too old for Snapchat

I'm so glad I'm not young. By young, I mean a teenager or a twenty-something (tweenager?) in the grip of social media craziness. I'm glad I didn't have a mobile or a tablet when I was growing up .. I know my mum is glad I didn't either! I'm glad there was no cyber...

Looking after number 1

Before soberdom, 'loving yourself' always seemed a bit of a weird concept to me. People say, 'you can't expect someone else to love you if you don't love yourself' but I used to think that loving yourself seemed a bit, well, up your own arse.  'Oh look at her over...

My name is Dawn and I’m a wordoholic

'I've got an addictive personality'. That's what we say don't we? It covers a multitude of sins, makes it sound a bit more acceptable than just plain 'I'm an addict'. Surely we are all a little bit addicted to something? I mean, everyone has their little quirks that...

It’s a new Dawn

So, now my body is a temple, fuelled only by Overnight Oats and Elderflower Presse, it's got me thinking about my mind, about my emotions. All my life, I have been described as a drama queen .. over-emotional .. an attention seeker .. the life & soul .. THE party...

We all start as strangers 

One of the most amazing and unexpected things I have gained from my blog is friends. Lots of them. From different walks of life, at different stages, with a varying degree of addiction, but most with the same end goal .. to be free from the clutches of alcohol.  I...

Going Out Out

Since becoming sober, I have found socialising difficult. It was something I had thought about but not appreciated how hard it was going to be.  Before soberdom, I was a social animal. I never said no. If there was a party, I was there. Until the bitter end. I rarely...

Time for Change 

This morning, I started thinking about all the things that I have deliberately changed, since last summer. When my relationshit really started fizzling out, I had an overwhelming urge to makeover my flat. Like a deep cleanse. Out with the old and in with the new. I...

It’s a syn…….or is it?

For most of my adult life, I have dieted. I started at about age 17 by joining Weight Watchers and lost about 3.5 stone. For the first time in my life, I was slim. For about a month. And then it started creeping back on again. I've tried everything. Except the cabbage...

The Miracle Milestone 

This weekend is a special weekend. This weekend, I hit 120 days sober. That’s 4 whole massive months since a drop of alcohol passed my lips. It’s 120 nights of proper sleep and 120 mornings of not feeling like death. When I decided to go Sober For 2017, I read several...

The Boy

In November 2015, one of the best things ever happened to me. My little nephew was born. I don't have children so imagine my joy when the cutest, happiest, funniest little creature came into the world and stole my heart. For the first year of his life, I was drinking....

Memories ❤️

This weekend, my friend and I were talking about the good old times, of drunken nights gone by. For example, when we went to the pub for a 'quick one' after work. After putting the world to rights, her with a bottle of Prosecco, me with a bottle of the finest red, we...

The Soberfish Story

I've been asked several times this week about my story, about why I've given up alcohol, about my 'breaking point' and about how I gave up. I've touched on my story in some of my earlier blogs .. I've always had 'an addictive personality'. This actually translates...

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Be the game changer

It's scary, being the odd one out. The one who sees things differently. The one who dares to be different. Why do we all strive to be the same? Wouldn't life be boring if we were? From early age, we follow the crowd. It's easier, less hassle. It's how crazes start....

The Need to Reward

As well as drinking to oblivion, a lot of us drink/drank as a reward. We drink/drank because we were happy or sad, bored, had survived an hour/day/week at work, got a promotion or got dumped. Any excuse. Being rewarded starts very early on in life and therefore is...

Things I have learnt #5months

- Alcohol made me cry  - Strangers are wonderful - Sober isn't boring - Blossom is beautiful - Sunshine is beautiful  - I am beautiful - Alcohol made me fat. Fact - People love my story - Slimming World actually works - I don't like parties - I love Elderflower...

The journey so far

It was easy for me to make the decision. I'd been making it every weekend for most of my adult life, whilst throwing up for the millionth time or wandering around in a fog. I was going to give up drinking. The hard bit was actually seeing it through. We are all...

Discarding the comfort blanket

Have you ever? Got up in the morning and tried to do your routine backwards? Or tried strange food combinations? Or landed in a foreign country with no idea where to go? Or worn something all day and just felt 'wrong'? This is what it is like to become sober. Stepping...

Could it be magic?

Marketing. It's big business. Every minute of every day, someone somewhere is trying to sell us something. Whether it's a face cream to make us young again or a liquid potion that promises to makes us thin, we love it, always willing to give it a go, to splash the...

Too old for Snapchat

I'm so glad I'm not young. By young, I mean a teenager or a twenty-something (tweenager?) in the grip of social media craziness. I'm glad I didn't have a mobile or a tablet when I was growing up .. I know my mum is glad I didn't either! I'm glad there was no cyber...

Looking after number 1

Before soberdom, 'loving yourself' always seemed a bit of a weird concept to me. People say, 'you can't expect someone else to love you if you don't love yourself' but I used to think that loving yourself seemed a bit, well, up your own arse.  'Oh look at her over...

My name is Dawn and I’m a wordoholic

'I've got an addictive personality'. That's what we say don't we? It covers a multitude of sins, makes it sound a bit more acceptable than just plain 'I'm an addict'. Surely we are all a little bit addicted to something? I mean, everyone has their little quirks that...

It’s a new Dawn

So, now my body is a temple, fuelled only by Overnight Oats and Elderflower Presse, it's got me thinking about my mind, about my emotions. All my life, I have been described as a drama queen .. over-emotional .. an attention seeker .. the life & soul .. THE party...

We all start as strangers 

One of the most amazing and unexpected things I have gained from my blog is friends. Lots of them. From different walks of life, at different stages, with a varying degree of addiction, but most with the same end goal .. to be free from the clutches of alcohol.  I...

Going Out Out

Since becoming sober, I have found socialising difficult. It was something I had thought about but not appreciated how hard it was going to be.  Before soberdom, I was a social animal. I never said no. If there was a party, I was there. Until the bitter end. I rarely...

Time for Change 

This morning, I started thinking about all the things that I have deliberately changed, since last summer. When my relationshit really started fizzling out, I had an overwhelming urge to makeover my flat. Like a deep cleanse. Out with the old and in with the new. I...

It’s a syn…….or is it?

For most of my adult life, I have dieted. I started at about age 17 by joining Weight Watchers and lost about 3.5 stone. For the first time in my life, I was slim. For about a month. And then it started creeping back on again. I've tried everything. Except the cabbage...

The Miracle Milestone 

This weekend is a special weekend. This weekend, I hit 120 days sober. That’s 4 whole massive months since a drop of alcohol passed my lips. It’s 120 nights of proper sleep and 120 mornings of not feeling like death. When I decided to go Sober For 2017, I read several...

The Boy

In November 2015, one of the best things ever happened to me. My little nephew was born. I don't have children so imagine my joy when the cutest, happiest, funniest little creature came into the world and stole my heart. For the first year of his life, I was drinking....

Memories ❤️

This weekend, my friend and I were talking about the good old times, of drunken nights gone by. For example, when we went to the pub for a 'quick one' after work. After putting the world to rights, her with a bottle of Prosecco, me with a bottle of the finest red, we...

The Soberfish Story

I've been asked several times this week about my story, about why I've given up alcohol, about my 'breaking point' and about how I gave up. I've touched on my story in some of my earlier blogs .. I've always had 'an addictive personality'. This actually translates...

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