I’m two years sober! Well, 737 days at the time of writing this. Two years ago, even stringing a couple of days without a drink was a struggle. I can’t even begin to describe the feeling of abstaining from something I’d inadvertently built my life around. Not everyone’s recovery is linear and I feel like I could have written a…

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  With less than four weeks to go before the main event, Christmastime usually kicks off the “can I moderate” conundrum for many newly-sober people. If you’re anything like me, you’ll know moderation’s impossible. I love this time of year and I know it’s far better to be sober and remembering it all, rather than suffering the mental torture of…

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Out of the two months I’m working in Spain this year, 10 days of these were spent in the medieval city of Girona. Surrounded by mountains and natural parks in all directions, it’s known for attracting cyclists from all over the world. You’d be forgiven for overlooking this small city in favour of larger areas of Catalonia such as Barcelona.…

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I’m unpacking my bags from yet another wedding. Summer is peak wedding season and it feels like everyone is toasting with champers to the latest happy couple. Everyone, except you. Believe me, you’re not missing out. I’m a veteran in this field; I’ve attended six weddings since getting sober in 2018 and partied my way through every single one of…

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*Book recommendation* Aside making it outside for parkrun, I did little but devour this book during a recent weekend. In addition to alcohol, the author discusses how smartphones, drugs and sugar consumption are impacting society. A very compelling read and only 300ish pages long. My favourite part (which really resonated) was: “I keep trying to work out when my drinking…

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