I'm a mum of two with a full time job, a busy social life, and a long to-do list.
I never wanted to ditch the booze for good. I gave up for 4 days. Then a week. I felt good, so I challenged myself (and it was a BIG challenge!) to a month. I started sleeping well and my anxiety lessened. I realised I was having fun in the daytime and not just on boozy nights. I played with my kids more. I argued with my husband less. I found peace in the chaos of busy family life, and I started to like who looked back at me in the mirror.
I hit 100 days sober. I never looked back. I'm 4+ years sober and it is the best thing I have ever done.
I am a sober coach accredited by The Sober Club and IPHM. I'm also a mum of two high energy boys, who I adore, but who test me every single day.
My mates and my husband still drink. A lot. And it doesn’t bother me.
I haven’t lost friends. I haven’t stopped going out. I still dance on tables, go to gigs, celebrate weddings, birthdays, and everything else.
I just do them sober.
I’ve been where you are. I know what it’s like to wake up at 3am, unable to sleep, and filled with anxiety about the night before.
I’ve googled “am I an alcoholic?”
I’ve taken time off the booze to 'prove' I could do it.
I’ve left my kids in front of the telly for far too long because of my hangover headache.
I’ve picked fights with loved ones.
I’ve lost my belongings (and my dignity!)
Been there, done that, know how to stop it ;)