2 Years Sober

27 Jan

I haven’t written this post, although my sobriety date passed several weeks ago, because I haven’t quite known what to say. It feels like I should engage in some huge reflection on what I learnt in my second year of sobriety, but for some reason, those reflections aren’t coming.

So let me say this: sobriety is the new normal and I can’t imagine living happily any other way. A subtle gold thread of gratitude runs through my existence, occasionally glinting at me and reminding me just how lucky I am and just how simple my pleasures can be. 

I’ve spent time trying to work out what downs I have encountered because I’m an alcoholic and should be doing in my sobriety to try and tackle them and what is just part of being a HUMAN BEING. My new modus operandi is just trying to get better at Being Human. By risking more, hurting more, experimenting more, helping more, feeling more. By allowing myself the flaws that I fought for so long to show and tackling them (or at least trying) if I need to. This is the theory. Be more Human. The practice of course is different, but I’m trying.

Two years ago I could never have imagined the life I have now. It’s just unthinkable. I have so many wonderful and unexpected things in my life that have exceeded all expectations. 

One day at a time I continue. I ain’t giving up this lifestyle for a bottle of red…

21 Responses to “2 Years Sober”

  1. primrose January 27, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

    Hurrah for two years! So pleased for you – and Being Human is a great concept, love it! Xxx

  2. Sarah72 January 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm #


  3. ainsobriety January 27, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Congratulations. Glad to be walking this path with you.
    Life is beautiful. And hard. And messy. And inspiring.

    • FitFatFood January 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

      …and worth every minute 🙂

  4. Debbie January 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    So proud of you 🙂

  5. Annie January 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    2 years is amazing. Well done – you’re an inspiration. I want to get where you are, but I keep failing. Annie x

    • FitFatFood January 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

      You will, I feel it.

      Call me any time- perhaps this week is a good moment to talk? x

  6. iamcurable January 28, 2016 at 3:39 am #

    Congratulations! …and hurrah for flaws!

  7. soberlegs January 28, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    Congrats! 🙂

  8. Chris Highcock January 28, 2016 at 7:51 am #

    Well done. It has been good following your journey. 2 years has gone quickly!

  9. UnPickled January 28, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

    Beautiful. Congratulations!

    • FitFatFood January 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm #

      Thank you. Your blog and The Bubble Hour have got me through some reeeeallllly tough times. Thank you thank you thank you.

  10. Laters Lush January 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Awesome! love the idea of just being human. And that’s a lot easier to do sober isn’t it?!

    • FitFatFood January 29, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

      Yes! I was a monster before 😉

  11. lucy2610 January 30, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

    Late to the party but here nonetheless! Huge congrats lovely 🙂 Sending sober love xx

    • FitFatFood January 31, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

      Thank you for being a huge part of my sober journey x x x x

  12. carrieonsober January 31, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    Three cheers for you! Happy sober birthday number two!
    So proud and happy for you. No one deserves all the good stuff more than you – so lap it up…it’s ok know you rock!
    Congrats!!!!!! Carrie x

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