This is me

Sober, eyes wide open and loving it!

For a long time I struggled inwardly with my perception of my drinking. Admitting you have a problem isn’t easy! Even to yourself. One day I’d convince myself it was ok, I was fine, my drinking was pretty ‘normal’, the next, I’d consider the very real notion that I had a problem. Finally the latter won out and I decided to do something about it.

This webite is in its infancy and the direction might change but my aim with ‘shiny happy sober’ is to share stories about my life prior to, and in the thick of problem drinking and to explore how changes in life situations can trigger alcohol dependence.

I hope to share my discovery of a desire not to drink and how I have gone about – and felt about giving up alcohol.

Hopefully through sharing I can help others come to terms with their own issues with alcohol and perhaps provide a glimmer of hope that although it’s not always easy, it is possible to take back the reigns of your life and head down a new, healthier happier path.

I’m Brooke – Sober since February 7, 2019.

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