today, i am TWO YEARS SOBER, and i couldn’t be prouder of myself.
i’ve already covered this in my blog, but for those of you who are new to my page, and haven’t yet read it:
i grew up in an alcoholic household, and was given alcohol from a very young age. i developed alcohol dependency really early on. throughout my teens and twenties, my dependency morphed into addiction, and my issues spiralled. existing in a society that focuses hugely on alcohol, and shuns those who don’t drink, sobriety had never been a consideration until i was hanging out with my girl @christinaperri in LA, and she told me about her own experiences with alcohol and sobriety. the day she sewed the seed, and made it seem tangible. when i landed back in the UK i made the decision to get sober, and made it to 200+ days, before relapsing in june 2013.
i tried and tried again, relapsing every time. it wasn’t until the early hours of january 18th 2018, that i realisation hit. i had spent the evening drunk after crying all day at spending tamsyn’s second birthday without her. i suddenly realised i was wasting my life away with alcohol, hangovers, and regret and shame as a result. i was determined to make it stick this time.
with the help, support, and encouragement of my friends, little sister, and the man himself @russellbrand - i’ve done it! TWO. WHOLE. YEARS.
i am so so proud of myself. i really am. the last two years have had some hellish periods, but i’ve never given in to my cravings, and my demons.
i didn’t think i could do it, but with a little help from my friends, here i am! and if i can do it, you can too! if you want sobriety, go out and get it. i believe in you.
HERE IS TO TWO YEARS FREE,
AND HERE IS TO MANY MORE! ✨ *i’ll pop a swipe up in my stories to my sobriety blog if you want to read more!*