Solstice to Solstice

From Sober in Richmond: “I started my 100 Day challenge on Winter Solstice 21 Dec. It is going to work out that Solstice to Solstice is 183 Days. I will make it. It’s getting so easy to not drink – I’m just used to it. And the days are flying by. My point? If there is anyone out there who needs some motivation to start – perhaps they can do the Summer Solstice to the Winter Solstice. It really helped me to have the power of the whole darn earth behind me rather than a day or date on a calendar.”

Imagine it’s the longest day of the year. Imagine you’re sober today. It might be your Day 1 or maybe it’s your Day 50. Or 400. Doesn’t matter. Can you see yourself sober starting today, June 21st?

Summer Solstice.

Let’s stand there, and look ahead 180 days. Sober until December 21st. Because if you think the view from day 100 is great, wait until you see 180 days.

  • If you’d like to be sober from Solstice to Solstice, you can put a comment below.
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  • To have 100 audios to listen to, you can get them here. These are archived podcasts episodes #1-#100

I like the idea of having the ‘whole darn earth behind me’ – how about you?




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

  • Started again for the solstice non drinking pledge. I had started my 100 days on dec 21 and had my longest time of 5 months without drinking until I relapsed. So upset with myself but a reminder again that that’s not where I want to be. Getting back on the horse again and adding more things to my sober tool kit.

  • Hi Amber here,

    Today is day 50 for me. I’m pretty proud of myself and I feel great, a new me a better me. I’m totally down for the solstice to solstice how awesome.
    Thanks Belle, you’re an inspiration ?

  • Perfect timing, i had some sober time, not much, but 29 days completed and then blew it. Jumping right back on and it is kind of perfect that it just happens to have been yesterday, Summer Solstice……i like the idea that i have the power of the universe behind me!

  • Love, this idea, I’m in! 2 challenges with same goal can only help me.summer has always been when I drink the most, more power to me 🙂