28 August 2022
Once upon a time there was a girl who didn’t like herself very much. On the outside, everything looked great, but on the inside, she was sad and didn’t know how to fix it. She never felt good enough and worried about everything all the time. She felt judged by everyone, even when they meant the best. So at night, after everything was done, the kids were in bed and the house was tidy, she’d have a glass of wine to relax. But one was never enough, and gradually, that one glass became a bottle, and then two and then three, and she realised she couldn’t stop. It’s a slippery old slope that one of addiction and once you’re on it, it’s hard to claw your way back. Stopping drinking was just the beginning though, because once she was eating properly again, she started to put on weight, she was a really skinny drunk you see, and that made her resent herself and her sobriety, but she stuck at it, knowing she really didn’t want to disappear. She loved her kids and her husband and for some reason she really couldn’t comprehend, they loved her. So she tried, every day, and every day it was a struggle until one day it wasn’t. Somewhere on that journey she found yoga, and learned that her body might not be skinny anymore, but it was strong, she learned that it could do things she didn’t believe she could do, like standing on her head, and although she’d let it down over the years, her body never let her down. She found that when she was angry, getting on the mat and forcing herself through the motions until she was breathing properly and creating a flow was far better than drowning out her feelings with alcohol. Sometimes she still thinks she’s got a way to go, but sometimes, just sometimes, she realises, things are pretty good. Life is pretty good. She has a lot to be grateful for. Take a moment to realise what you have, you might realise it’s more than you think. Much love as always.
I really do love the sea!
Yoga has been really important in my recovery. It’s more than just being bendy, it makes you think and yet, it also takes you out of your head. I’m not the skinniest, I’m not the most flexible, but it works for me. This morning I did some #sunsalutations in the garden with my dog for company. Makes such a difference to my day!!
@soberme_claire Yoga has been really important in my recovery. It’s more than just being bendy, it makes you think and yet, it also takes you out of your head. I’m not the skinniest, I’m not the most flexible, but it works for me. This morning I did some #sunsalutations in the garden with my dog for company. Makes such a difference to my day!! . . #sober #soberlife #sobercurious #soberaf #soberliving #sobermum #sobermovement #sobertruths #soberlifestyle #sobernation #sobercommunity #sobertribe #soberjourney #soberthinking #sobermotivation #soberisbetter #sobriety #sobrietyjourney #sobrietyisbeautiful #anxiety #soberinspiration #sobervibes #onedayatatime #yoga #soberyogi #yogainthegarden #yogacornwall #yogawithmydog ♬ I Got U - Duke Dumont" href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/I-Got-U-6927279708367276034?refer=embed">♬ I Got U - Duke Dumont
Bank holiday weekend
Steam train spotting
No hangovers. No blackouts. No regrets. One argument
but we can’t be perfect there’s six of us in the house!
What a beautiful day! What are your plans today?
Happy 21st to Joe and 19th to Katie our lovely oldest kiddies! Time has really flown by, but we are very proud of you both. (Sorry Katie had to steal your pics as I have nothing recent of the two of you together!)