The world has not stopped turning

Fiona is on Day 100 today 🙂

Here’s the message she sent me this morning:

Well who would have thought I would be here now – 100 days! The world has not stopped turning, the sky has not fallen in and I still have all the same friends and family who don’t drink as much as I thought ….. In fact mostly they did it because I did – who would have thought?

So here’s to my next 100 days and my first sober Christmas in 30 odd years.

Thank you Belle for this site and your support, the non judgmental posts, the understanding and the fact that you’ve been there all the time.

I would have struggled to do it alone…..

God bless and Merry Christmas!


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

  • I’m on day 21 and driving to the first family gathering. With in laws that drink as much as I did. Lord give me strength!!!! I want this!!! I may be visiting here quite often in the coming days!!! You rock Fiona!!!!!!!!!!! We can be merry merry sober!!!

  • Congrats Fiona. Although I am only on day 30 I have had exactly the same experiences as you. Sober Christmas is a little scary but I know if wolfie starts sniffing around I can come to this website and get all the encouragement I need.
    May you and everyone who reads these posts have a joyful, peaceful and sober Christmas.

  • Love it, every single word. I recall my first sober Christmas and it was truly an eye-opening experience for me and those around me who were astounded that I chose to stay sober during the fray. I left early, found my sober bud and we played Scrabble til long after Santa retired. It was glorious and I may never forget it.

    I wish that same for all here who are looking at Sober Holiday the First. That’s all we need look at it: this year’s day. Next year and next week will take care of themselves for now.