Things have changed so much for me in the five years I’ve been sober. Not only in the way I look, (top right of the magazine article is back when I was drinking heavily), but mostly in the way I feel about myself. I’m more grateful for the little things now. Not just the things I have, but the things I can do. My body isn’t as skinny as it was when I was drinking, but it’s been through a lot any still keeps going, it’s healthy and let’s me have daily adventures.
I’m the same person but improved, Claire 2.0… authentic, brave, sensitive, open, honest. Not drunk.
Telling my story can be scary but I do it, because I want to help other people realise there is a way out. Just because things have always been a certain way, doesn’t mean they’ll always be that way. We can recover and live life alcohol free with no regrets. We can be new and improved versions of ourselves without losing anything, except the weight of the bottle holding us back.
If you’re struggling reach out. There are sober communities waiting to welcome you. And if you want to read the whole article, grab a copy of Prima Magazine now!