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

  • 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 !~!

  • 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!

  • Well done on such an amazing milestone. Been too busy for treats over the holidays but aim to catch up now that I’m back home.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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?