I’m the woman that had and has had it all, I’m ambitious, I’m driven, I’ve had the career I always dreamed of and I have a beautiful family. Yet I also have a secret, i’m an alcoholic and I am starting sober.

The 17th May 2019 is the last day I have had an alcoholic drink and on the 20th May 2019 I went to an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting which helped me to stop drinking and start living my life in sobriety.

Since starting sober, I have come to realise that I have a problem with alcohol and unfortunately I cannot allow alcohol back into my life safely. Through the use of this blog, I have been unpacking my issues in an effort to understand what has led me to ‘self medicate’ with alcohol, and what I need to do to continue my life in sobriety.

I was active in Alcoholics Anonymous for the first 3 months of my sobriety and I will forever be grateful for the kind souls whom I met that inspired me to live a sober life. But through hard work, self reflection and accessing the online community, I have come to realise that there are many different ways to stop drinking and live a healthy and sober life.

I hope that my stories and experiences will inspire someone to reflect on their relationship with alcohol and if they are struggling, look at ways in which they can eradicate it out of their life. At this stage in my journey, I am maintaining my anonymity to protect my own and my families identities.