My present for 18 months sober …

my date of last drink: June 30th, 2012.  Date today: December 30th, 2013. So by the end of today I can safely say that I am 18 months sober.  For a girl who thought she couldn’t get past 9 days (and couldn’t without help!), to have now learned that reaching out, treats, sleep and tea would be such lifesavers… well for this girl, for me, i’ve been scheming on a treat for myself. to celebrate being sober.

i love the idea of recycling shit, taking the best of something unwanted and turning it into something new (sort of like how we remake our lives once sober). so then i find a guy in germany who takes old leather/motorcycle jackets and turns them into custom bags… holy, you can’t imagine how excited i am.

i asked if he could custom design a bag for me with FUW (fuck u wolfie) on the front … cuz no one will know what FUW means, except me. and you.

Here’s what he came up with:

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It’s made form recycled leather jackets, and recycled leather schoolbags, it has pockets for cell phones and stuff. it has a big long strap that i can adjust (39″ to 47″ / 100-120 cm). and it’s big but not too big, and it’s small but not too small.  * Dimensions: 10″ H x 13,4″ W x 4,5″ D ( 25 cm x 34 cm x 12 cm).

I did ask if i could custom order a few extras, in case someone else wants one, and given the length of time to create and the complexity of the job (and since it’s a custom order), he said he could do a total of 5 (1 for me + 4).

If you haven’t had a big sober treat yet, if your christmas presents weren’t ideal, or if you’d like to join me welcoming in the new year with a kick-ass fuck you wolfie bag, then here’s the link > * The price is $380 USD / approx. 275 euros. Only 4 available / delivery is 4-8 weeks as he literally has to make the bags from scratch 🙂 * the photo is a mock-up of what he’s going to make … he hasn’t created them yet, so exact stencil lettering (other than the required FUW), etc. may vary slightly.

i am so fucking excited, i can’t tell you. happy soberversary to ME!


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

22 thoughts to “My present for 18 months sober …”

  1. My husband has an old mtorcycle jacket, it has fringe LOL!!! But it would be cool to have a bag made, without the fringe, out of it! Can you email this persons contact to me to see about having one made out of his jacket?

  2. awesome & congrats on your anniversary! 18 months is incredible! Love love the bag! I love different and handmade things! What an idea! I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  3. I love that bag. It is fantastic. Congratulations on 18 months, what a milestone! You will have to post a picture of the finished product.
    Happy Soberversary!

  4. Look at the journey you have been on for the last 18 months…what accomplishments! You have changed your life and taken a bunch of us along at the same time. Congratulations and thanks for all you have done.

  5. The bag is cool as shit!!! What a great self gift idea. Happy, happy soberversary, Belle! You and your blog are also cool as shit. Thank you for your creative and affirming approach to group sobriety. XXXOOO!

  6. Big hugs and congrats on eighteen months, Belle, you have accomplished an amazing goal and are still heading strongly in the correct direction and giving back five-hundredfold. Your Karma Bank had to get a bigger vault !~!

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