From athlete to daily drinker to sober life

Addiction is a weird thing and it’s only through hindsight that we can see how easy it can be to allow alcohol to get its claws stuck into us. Alcohol is so normalised in society. It’s all but expected that we drink. It‘s a bit scary being so open but if one person reads myContinue reading “From athlete to daily drinker to sober life”

Sober valentine

A week before Valentine’s Day last year I decided it was time to break up my rocky-unhealthy relationship with alcohol. On that fateful day, I knew wholeheartedly I would be where I am today. My love affair had travelled its course and it was time to sever all ties. I knew it wouldn’t be easyContinue reading “Sober valentine”

Thirsty to fit in and be the best!

Alcohol has always been such a big part of Australian culture. Growing up, I remember ads showing ‘mates’ hanging out, throwing back some beers and having a great old time. This was sold to us as the ‘Aussie way’, and who in their right mind wouldn’t want to be a part of that! “For aContinue reading “Thirsty to fit in and be the best!”

The morning after the night before – Getting Sober

In January I decided, once again that it might be time to try and quit drinking. A few weeks before I actually quit, I found an audio-book to listen to that I hoped would give me inspiration. I listened, somewhat obsessively to Jane Lynch’s “Happy Accidents”. Mostly I listened when I was in my carContinue reading “The morning after the night before – Getting Sober”

The psychological struggle

~ There is no denying that alcohol is an addictive substance but I truly believe, for me, and potentially a lot of other people, it is predominately a psychological struggle ~ FACT 1: I drank almost everyday for close to 20 years. FACT 2: I drank because deep down, no matter how many times IContinue reading “The psychological struggle”

The Search for Freedom and Acceptance

Recently I came to realise, or I should say, I decided to consciously acknowledge that I’ve been a pretty consistent, often daily drinker for close to 20 years. Once an elite athlete, upon retirement from sport I allowed drinking to become a new past time. At first, I think it signified freedom. During my trainingContinue reading “The Search for Freedom and Acceptance”

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