Happy Christmas (audio)

So i recorded the Christmas call a few days in advance, so that I could have it ready and it would magically appear today. You can dip into this, in bits and pieces, if you need a boost. Or you can get a cup of tea and hear it all at once.

and the links i mentioned:

  • Sober Jumpstart
  • Emergency Rescue Audios (vol 1) and (vol 2)


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

  • Thanks for this, Belle. I listened to it today, four or five days after the day itself which I spent happily sober with the three people I care about most in the world who carried on doing what we always did together on Christmas Day – getting drunk. What struck me is how endlessly patient everyone was with me when I drank, and how forgiving they all were of my obnoxious behaviour. The very least I can do is put up with them being boringly drunk – none of them fell over, threw up, got argumentative or did any of those things I did when I drank too much. I did, however, throw the towel in and go to bed early and left them to it!

  • Thanks so very much for this Christmas gift! On day 7 and feeling much more hopeful and even a teeny bit excited to get my sober momentum going again. Today is the first day in a long while that I am beginning to see the glimmers of light again that illuminated my sober path time and time again. Especially I loved the reasons we can give for abstaining and how the callers normalized our ‘unique’ relationships with alcohol. My desire to be ‘normal or in control’ by opening the door to initially ‘just have one’ ended up in a big stinky drunk in front of family. Yikes! Time to move forward. Research is concluded! In solidarity!…..2BLimber 🙂