Welcome to SoberMe!
Hi, I'm Claire.
I'm an advocate for living a sober life, although it hasn't always been that way for me. I've been sober since September 2016 and having been through the struggle of recovery, I understand it's not an easy choice, but sometimes it's the only one we have left.
Reading other people's experiences really helped me in the early days, and even now, it's nice to know I am not on my own. Sharing my experiences makes me feel like I am giving something back.
This website is intended to be a recovery resource and blog, available for everyone, sharing thoughts experiences and reviews… plus a good excuse for a natter :0) A safe and welcoming sober community.
Some of this site is still underdevelopment, but along with my own blog, I aim to feature strategies for sober living as well as stories of other Sober Warriors.
If you would like to be featured on this site or just want to drop me a message then get in touch by sending an email to Claire@mynotsosecretdiary.co.uk
SoberMe Author - Claire Hatwell
My Not So Secret Recovery - the book.
My Sobriety Inspired Gift Shop
Recovery is hard, and such an achievement.
Realising how little was available for those of us who don't drink, and faced with many cards and gifts supporting drinking, I designed my own range, thinking about what would have helped me in my early days. Or on tough days. Sometimes a kind word or nice thought can really help!
When you've worked hard and are proud to be sober, why not show it? They're also lovely as a reminder that you know how hard someone else has worked for their sobriety!
Find my items on my online store or on Etsy, and if you love your items, please let me know by leaving me a review!
My book is also available on Amazon.
Guides & Resources
While there isn't a 'one size fits all' approach to recovery I want to share things that have worked (or not worked!) well for me.
I'm determined to prove that life without alcohol doesn't have to be boring, and that by drinking we are not missing out on anything! (Except hangovers!)
I add to this area frequently and if you have any suggestions, please let me know. :0)