Bonus audio for Labour Day weekend

I wanted to record a special “Labour Day Weekend” audio bonus especially for Sober Jumpstart students.

And then I thought, fuck it, I’ll just post it on the website and everyone can listen to it, not just students.  I still have some weirdness about putting my voice on the internet for the universe to hear.

But frankly, only cool sober (or sober-wannabe) peeps are here. Right? So today you can consider yourself an honourary member of the Sober Jumpstart class.


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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

  • Belle, hearing your voice has just made this journey that much more real and meaningful, and a lot less lonely. This is the first Labor Day weekend that I’ve been sober since I’ve been old enough to drink, and I’m 37 years old. We are entertaining tonight and tomorrow – and I’m looking forward to enjoying my company, as opposed to getting completely shitfaced and making an ass out of myself. I’ve entertained several times since beginning the 100 day challenge, and while it’s initially tough, as the day goes on, I feel the reward of having real conversations with people, and with being able to effortlessly juggle entertaining and keeping track of my young son. Prior to getting sober, I’d get shitfaced knowing that someone (usually my mother or husband) would be around to tend to my son. Pretty disgusting, huh?

    I hope you have a lovely long weekend, and thank you again for the audio – what a nice gift to wake up to this morning!

  • Thanks Belle! Happy Sober Sunday to you too, and thanks for the gift of your lovely voice. We
    did one of those evenings last night. A couple invited us over for dinner. He drank two beers and a bit of wine, she had a bit of the wine that my husband brought. I drank water, and my husband drank the rest of the bottle (basically the whole thing). I wondered if our friends refained because of me and so I asked. I told them not to feel uncomfortable about drinking in front of me. I was actually ENCOURAGING them to drink. Isn’t that odd?