Wednesday, 2 January 2019
Welcome to Mummy was a Secret Drinker
I used to hate January. It's cold and dark. The bathroom scales are the harbingers of doom and you dare not even peek at your bank balance. It's miserable.
But now, it's one of my favourite months of the year. Because if you don't drink, you feel like a bit of an outlier for most months of the year, but not, my friends, in January.
Right now, we sober people are surfing the zeitgeist and feeling positively fashionable. I was even in the Sunday Times Style Magazine last weekend. Whoop whoop.
Another New Year bonus is that I get thousands of new visitors to this blog, and if you are one of them, then WELCOME!
I started writing Mummy was a Secret Drinker when I first gave up booze, back in March 2015. I used the blog as therapy, and I wrote every single day. So there are nearly 500 posts on here now.
I thought it might be helpful to signpost some of the ones that you might find most useful.
You might want to start by reading this post, which I wrote when I'd been sober for 1000 days. I had no idea how much quitting alcohol would change every aspect of my life. If you need some inspiration, you'll find it here.
The post I wrote on Three Secrets to Success gives you my top tips for getting sober.
This one, on Making Sober Less Shameful features the TEDx talk I did on what it's like to quit alcohol in a world where everyone drinks.
If you want to learn a bit more about how addiction feels, then try this post on Understanding the Wine Witch.
If you're still not sure whether to quit drinking, or just cut down, then read this: Why Don't You Just Drink Less?
If you'd like to read my blog from the beginning (which is quite an undertaking), then click here.
If you're a fan of the Facebook, then I post inspiration and information every day on the SoberMummy Facebook page. Click here (and 'like' page if you want to stay updated).
If my regular readers have any favourite posts you'd like to highlight, please add them to the comments below!
You can read the story of my first year sober in the book described as 'Bridget Jones Dries Out' - The Sober Diaries. Click here for my Amazon page in the UK, or here for the USA.
Happy New Year to you all!