I’m curious 7

What’s the reason for this post? Well, before I got sober, I lurked on a few sober blogs. Lurking is when you read but don’t comment, haven’t really figured out what to do next, are still checking things out 🙂 So here’s what i’m curious about.

  1. Post a comment with your number of days sober (or your sober anniversary date if you’re not a day-counter).
  2. If you are sober and would like to be anonymous, you can tell me how many days sober you are. To protect your anonymity, you can ALWAYS leave the name and email address blank in the comment form. I do not require people to give their details to post on my site.
  3. If you are a lurker, and you aren’t (yet) sober but you’re looking for inspiration, you can still post. And you can pick a date when you’d like to start your sober journey (i.e. in 5 days, or December 26th, or whatever). You can remain anonymous, too.

I also sometimes forget how far along in the sober journey we all are … so this will help me remember and help me celebrate with you.

Really, if you’re an anonymous lurker that’s totally fine! Just chime in with where you are : )

PS/ HERE’S MY GUT REFLEX: I have no proof of this and am only going on a gut feeling here, but if you are a lurker and still drinking, then by posting something anonymously, it’s like raising your hand and saying “OK, yes, i could use some support” and i think that makes a big difference in what happens next for you.  Well, if you don’t believe me, you can try posting something and see what happens : )

Belle xo


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

  • Day three for me. Many many false starts/finishes over the years but this is the first time I’ve committed to 100 days…and the first time I’ve joined an online forum on sobriety. I’ve been reading your blogs before I go to bed and wake up feeling ready to tackle the new day sans alcohol. Of course throughout the day I think about drinking frequently, but I’ve been practicing your advice and consciously turn that thought around to “thinking about NOT drinking” and reminding myself of all the benefits of not drinking and all the stuff I hate about drinking. The romance was over a long time ago but delusion can be powerful. Thanks for your time and interest. Really appreciate the help. xx J

  • Love this blog, love it! 46th day since I drank and life is gaining a better shape. ( I’m not; lots of cake and chocolate being eaten 😉 )

  • I know..this morning drinking espressos , last night my boyfriend inviting me for a few beers, me declining, me feeling nice , me on day 6 …

    • It’s never a good time to stop…..there’s also never a bad time to stop. Some reason for drinking will always come along if you let it. You have 5 days–may as well go for six.