The Eternal Quest for the Alternative Escape Route

The Eternal Quest for the Alternative Escape Route

** Warning ** I may say some things you don’t agree with & for that I’m truly sorry but this is my opinion & my opinion only & not against any individual in any way ** I’m going to be honest. Personally, I’ve never understood ‘blipping’. I know it happens...

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My Sobriety Onion

My Sobriety Onion

Following my emotional episodes this week, several people have compared my sobriety to an onion, peeling away the external layers to reveal forgotten buried layers beneath. Isn’t it ironic that onions also make you cry?! If you’d told me a year ago, when I was...

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Being the problem that is me

Being the problem that is me

My mate Russell Brand has got my brain fizzing with stuff. I really enjoyed what I listened to today, particularly around linking food addiction to other addictions. Because I’ve got the audio book, I can’t refer to his exact words but Russell said something along the...

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31 days of freedom 

31 days of freedom 

I have just read the most awful article on Sober For October. It was so shit, I’m not promoting it by telling you what is it but it riled me so much, I thought I’d write my own. Some people think a month off the booze is a gimmick. I’m guessing those people have never...

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Sober For October Tips

Sober For October Tips

The key to success is meticulous planning. Personally I avoided situations where there was going to be copious amounts of alcohol. If you were on a diet, you wouldn’t hang out in McDonald’s would you?  Download podcasts .. I particularly enjoyed the Recovery...

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‘Worry is a misuse of your imagination’

‘Worry is a misuse of your imagination’

Worry. We worry about everything. What happens if? What will they think? What if I don’t? What if I do? Our mindset determines what we are and what we become. I’m a massive believer in the perpetual cycle of doom, where one things goes wrong, we dwell on it which...

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How Sober Fish began

How Sober Fish began

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. My inspiration to ‘go sober’ for a year came from this article  https://www.boredpanda.com/before-after-sobriety-photos  I was amazed at how...

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Soberpunks.co.uk

Soberpunks.co.uk

...  is a sweary alcohol recovery blog that is written by mid-thirties ex-drinker Jon Tetsuo. Born and raised in West Yorkshire, England, Jon’s drinking career began at around age 15, and continued well into his 30s. An active musician, Jon spends many a weekend...

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SWF – Sober White Female 

SWF – Sober White Female 

As most of you know, I'm looking for love. In fact, I've been looking for love for a long time but only appear to attract knights in tin foil (shamelessly stolen) instead of the Adonis I deserve.  Recently, I have felt brave enough to get back on the dating scene...

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The last (foreign) hurrah

The last (foreign) hurrah

A year ago tomorrow, I set off on my final drinking holiday ever. In one word, it (I) was carnage.  Of course, I didn't know it was my last drinking holiday ever but it certainly contributed to my eventual abstinence of the poison ruining my life The first part...

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#9months 

#9months 

9 months is a long time. It takes a human female 9 months to grow a baby. One of the reasons it takes so long is to allow you to get yourself ready for the impending arrival both physically & mentally, and for the massive lifestyle change ahead. Soberdom is no...

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Popping the sober dating cherry

Popping the sober dating cherry

Last night, I popped my proverbial sober dating cherry. Not literally, I hasten to add, but I climbed back on the horse of Tinder and got myself a date. Dating is a minefield when you're drinking but feels even harder when you're not. It's not a pleasant experience...

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My French Vacance

My French Vacance

I've always been an over thinker, a predictor of the future. Before every situation, I've already pictured it in my mind & thought of all the possible disasters that could happen. I've always been this way & guess the reason is because when things work out...

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Sleep when you’re dead?

Sleep when you’re dead?

Tired. I was always tired. Most of the population is tired. Everyone is quick to blame it on work or kids or a late night out but actually, one of the most common reasons for your tiredness is the poison rattling around your body.  Before Soberdom, I would...

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A Special Guest Blog ‘Becoming teetotal’ by Lysha Holmes

A Special Guest Blog ‘Becoming teetotal’ by Lysha Holmes

I had my first alcoholic drink when I was about 15 at our school do when my friend Heidi & I shared a bottle of Thunderbirds before we got to the disco. Unsurprisingly, by the time we staggered there, I was paralytic and passed out on the sofas. I don't  remember...

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A day of tiny miracles

A day of tiny miracles

This weekend is my baby brothers 40th birthday .. he celebrates every year in the same way by having an all day session in a pub in a beautiful setting near to where we live. Everyone looks forward to the annual pilgrimage .. some come by boat, some by bus, some by...

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‘Summer breeze, makes me feel fine’

‘Summer breeze, makes me feel fine’

As Dawn the Drinker, I was well known for getting far too excited, far too early. For example, I'd always get hammered the night before a wedding in anticipation for the next day & generally spend the first few hours at the ceremony feeling like death, propped up...

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What is ‘forever’ anyway?

What is ‘forever’ anyway?

One of the common things I've been asked this week is how to take the plunge, how to 'go sober' forever? It's not easy. I'm not going to tell you it is for several reasons. 1. You will blame me when it's bloody hard 2. It is bloody hard 3. If it was easy, everyone...

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Year posted

Year posted

‘Worry is a misuse of your imagination’

‘Worry is a misuse of your imagination’

Worry. We worry about everything. What happens if? What will they think? What if I don’t? What if I do? Our mindset determines what we are and what we become. I’m a massive believer in the perpetual cycle of doom, where one things goes wrong, we dwell on it which...

How Sober Fish began

How Sober Fish began

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. My inspiration to ‘go sober’ for a year came from this article  https://www.boredpanda.com/before-after-sobriety-photos  I was amazed at how...

Soberpunks.co.uk

Soberpunks.co.uk

...  is a sweary alcohol recovery blog that is written by mid-thirties ex-drinker Jon Tetsuo. Born and raised in West Yorkshire, England, Jon’s drinking career began at around age 15, and continued well into his 30s. An active musician, Jon spends many a weekend...

SWF – Sober White Female 

SWF – Sober White Female 

As most of you know, I'm looking for love. In fact, I've been looking for love for a long time but only appear to attract knights in tin foil (shamelessly stolen) instead of the Adonis I deserve.  Recently, I have felt brave enough to get back on the dating scene...

The last (foreign) hurrah

The last (foreign) hurrah

A year ago tomorrow, I set off on my final drinking holiday ever. In one word, it (I) was carnage.  Of course, I didn't know it was my last drinking holiday ever but it certainly contributed to my eventual abstinence of the poison ruining my life The first part...

#9months 

#9months 

9 months is a long time. It takes a human female 9 months to grow a baby. One of the reasons it takes so long is to allow you to get yourself ready for the impending arrival both physically & mentally, and for the massive lifestyle change ahead. Soberdom is no...

Popping the sober dating cherry

Popping the sober dating cherry

Last night, I popped my proverbial sober dating cherry. Not literally, I hasten to add, but I climbed back on the horse of Tinder and got myself a date. Dating is a minefield when you're drinking but feels even harder when you're not. It's not a pleasant experience...

My French Vacance

My French Vacance

I've always been an over thinker, a predictor of the future. Before every situation, I've already pictured it in my mind & thought of all the possible disasters that could happen. I've always been this way & guess the reason is because when things work out...

Sleep when you’re dead?

Sleep when you’re dead?

Tired. I was always tired. Most of the population is tired. Everyone is quick to blame it on work or kids or a late night out but actually, one of the most common reasons for your tiredness is the poison rattling around your body.  Before Soberdom, I would...

A Special Guest Blog ‘Becoming teetotal’ by Lysha Holmes

A Special Guest Blog ‘Becoming teetotal’ by Lysha Holmes

I had my first alcoholic drink when I was about 15 at our school do when my friend Heidi & I shared a bottle of Thunderbirds before we got to the disco. Unsurprisingly, by the time we staggered there, I was paralytic and passed out on the sofas. I don't  remember...

A day of tiny miracles

A day of tiny miracles

This weekend is my baby brothers 40th birthday .. he celebrates every year in the same way by having an all day session in a pub in a beautiful setting near to where we live. Everyone looks forward to the annual pilgrimage .. some come by boat, some by bus, some by...

‘Summer breeze, makes me feel fine’

‘Summer breeze, makes me feel fine’

As Dawn the Drinker, I was well known for getting far too excited, far too early. For example, I'd always get hammered the night before a wedding in anticipation for the next day & generally spend the first few hours at the ceremony feeling like death, propped up...

What is ‘forever’ anyway?

What is ‘forever’ anyway?

One of the common things I've been asked this week is how to take the plunge, how to 'go sober' forever? It's not easy. I'm not going to tell you it is for several reasons. 1. You will blame me when it's bloody hard 2. It is bloody hard 3. If it was easy, everyone...

Safety in Numbers?

Safety in Numbers?

Sometimes, it's hard to imagine a time without alcohol. But for most of us, we managed to live for quite a few years alcohol free and had fun. Becoming sober is trying to return yourself to that state before alcohol appeared, to a carefree time before feelings got...

Can a leopard change its spots?

Can a leopard change its spots?

Sober For 2017 was just that. An experiment for a year, to give my body a break from the constant cycle of poison and hangovers. I'm not sure it crossed my mind at the beginning that I possibly wouldn't drink again .. the intention was always to celebrate the...

Soberfishery

Soberfishery

1. Do not glamourise the first drink .. remember the phrase 'one is too many, a thousand is never enough'.  2. Flood your mind .. read books about giving up alcohol, read blogs, join online support groups, listen to podcasts. Literally drown out the irritating...

(Sober) Life at the Lodge

(Sober) Life at the Lodge

I've always been a believer of what goes around comes around, that good energy brings good things. Before Soberdom, I was stuck in a rut of negative things that were literally bleeding me dry of goodness.  Now, I am positive and so is the life around me. I'm...

Change is the only constant

Change is the only constant

Taking a mind altering substance will rarely end well. In fact, it's pretty guaranteed that at some point in its misuse, there will be some kind of disaster.  You've now reached the point that you're sick of feeling sick, tired of waking up knowing that you have...

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