About

Female, 40s.  Currently living in Europe. The day I started this blog, my day 9, I wrote: “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.”

I started this blog to document my own sober journey. I was desperate for information and for support. Here it is now 4.75 years later. I’ve been sober penpal to 2,628 people (and counting). I spend a couple of hours a day emailing newly sober people through the 100 day challenge (see below).

My model in doing this is 80% completely free content – you having a sober penpal (me!) is free, the 100 day sober challenge is free, all of the daily emails, the stuff I write for blog, even the newsletters I send out in the mail. All free. And 20% are paid bits – Sober Jumpstart class, sober jewelery, treat boxes, sober mentor calls with me, podcast subscription. More info on the Sober Store page.

You can read more about the 100 day challenge here > http://tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com/2013/03/14/100-day-challenge/

And you can reach me by email… tiredofdrinking at gmail.com …

all best, belle xo

76 thoughts to “About”

  1. Day 30 here, and it’s very hard, but I’m managing. Thanks Belle, a large part, to this point, is due to you!

  2. I’ve been sober since 1/1/2017. I love everything about it. The way I feel, the amount of time I have to do the things I love so much. I’m so happy. My only issue is the friends trying to push drinks in your face. Here, try this. Just one sip. I’ve lost so many friends it’s kind of sad. I don’t take a sip or try anything. I tell them I don’t drink at all any more. They think I’m not fun any more. Why does fun have to be centered on drinking? Can they not have fun just being sober? I’m going to stay sober, fun, healthy and with my only true best friend, my husband, who supports me entirely.Everyone else can drink themselves silly to have fun. Just not around me.

    1. Your “friends” who want you to drink are trying to make you a part of their bad behaviour. Your self control makes them question their own drinking- you enjoy your time, your energy and your choices! Well done.

  3. Hi, love the title of your page, it’s me! So, when I wake in the morning it’s Day One of the 100 Day Challenge… no excuses (and I am seriously the queen of excuses) 😲

    1. hi stonie, you can’t quit drinking in advance. post again when you’re on day 1. we all plan to quit tomorrow. email again when it’s actually tomorrow and you’re underway. otherwise it’s just wolfie talking. ~ hugs from me

  4. Just hit my 100 day sober today. I didn’t sign up for the challenge because I didn’t know if I could do it or not. Wolfie is getting quieter. I am getting tired of all social events revolving around drinking. Then, I realize it’s not my friends fault – it’s how it’s been for years. I am the one who has changed. I’m sick of drinking. Sick of not doing anything BUT drinking for entertainment. I just don’t love you anymore Wolfie. I’m seeing other people and they are interesting and unboring and blissfully not LOUD. They don’t repeat their last thought eleventy billion times.

  5. Day 100 for me! I’ve just celebrated with a bowl of banana custard. Your emails were inspirational and helped me through the tricky early weeks, when not drinking seemed so weird.. now it is normal and i’m not going back. I’ve told all my close friends that i’m not drinking at the moment and only a few felt they had to try and persuade me otherwise. My skin is good too and i’ve knocked a few minutes off my 5k jog time, but best of all is that I don’t have to avoid my husbands eyes after a big night out. I am enough!

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