A new challenge

It’s been a long time since I have written here. And it’s been a long time since I had a stretch of more than one or two sober days. For a while, I went to meetings, and I found them helpful. But I am still stuck in a cycle of stop/start; good intentions on waking, swiftly followed by a dulling of those intentions and a resolve to begin again tomorrow.

But I don’t want to be this person, this drinking person, this person who goes to bed every night sad inside.

In recent weeks, I haven’t even been able to have one sober day. I have contemplated many times retrying the 100 day challenge, but it seems impossible for me at the moment. Back in September last year, a kind friend suggested I try not drinking for 30 days and that’s when I started this blog. I broke the habit, I felt better, kick-starting a more positive attitude to sobriety. And so I am going to try a 30 day challenge again, my own challenge, writing here every day to record how I am getting on.

I have not forgotten the sober blogging world, and have still been reading several blogs a week, commenting here and there. But I’ve been hiding.

17 thoughts on “A new challenge”

  1. Very happy to see you. Start with today. Just today, stay here and don’t think any further ahead than that. Cheering for you over here πŸ™‚ x

  2. Oh Annie
    How good to hear from you. The path to sobriety isn’t easy. Keep trying.
    Maybe blogging every day will help. Go to meetings and tell us what you heard!
    You have tons of love and support here.


  3. Hi Annie,Great to have you back. 30 days is a good challenge. It doesn’t feel too overwhelming. Blogging has really helped me this time, hopefully it will help you too. Anne is right, you have all our love and support.
    A x

    1. Hey Angie, I’m glad to be back. And yes, I am hoping that 30 days will help to get me started. For some reason, I still don’t seem to be able to comment on your blog – but I am reading it! Annie x

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