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

  • Lynda Otvos says:

    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 !~!

  • Lirpa says:

    Awesome treat for yourself!! Congrats!!

  • Jocelynn says:

    Congrats on 18 months! I love the fun you add to the sober journey!

  • A2 says:

    Whoot! 18 months! Happy Soberverary! Lovin’ this sober ride!

  • katiebelle says:

    Awesomeness! Well done Belle!

  • Renee says:

    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!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hugs to you belle on 18 months!!!
    You’re amazing!!!
    xo Katherine

  • One day at a time says:

    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.

  • Dubby says:

    Congrats Belle! Thanks for being here for all of us!

  • Anonymous says:

    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.

  • Oh, Belle, happy 18 months! Holy crap. What a GREAT idea, that bag, that gift, and your entire blog/support system. Major hugs from you to me. xxx

  • AmandaJ says:

    Chuffing Mighty Big Congratulations to you Belle!!!

  • lucy2610 says:

    Go Belle. Looking cool as f**k whilst flipping wolfie the bird – nice 🙂

  • ldederer says:

    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!

  • Congratulations Belle! I can’t wait to celebrate 18 months. You’ve given me a great idea with FUW! I may just paint that into a huge canvas today with my new acrylic paint set from Santa!

  • justanewme says:

    Big congratulations on 18 months. Hope to join you in a year! I absolutely love the bag–wish it was in my budget.

  • Congratulations on 18 months. I see you walking to your bakery with that bag over your shoulder, FUW indeed.

  • momma bee says:

    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!

  • dremer2 says:

    Congrats on your Soberversary!

  • barista1971 says:

    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?

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