#dryJuly Day 2 – Nice to see you :)

just thought i’d open up this space where we can introduce ourselves. the goal for dryjuly is continuous days sober. you can say what day you’re on today, and later i’ll do another post and you can report in your continuous days so far.

you can put in a screen name when it asks for your ‘name’. and email addresses are NOT displayed (EVER). i also approve every comment before it is posted 🙂

you can say who you are, what day you’re on, and WHY you’re doing #dryJuly

ok, i’ll start …

​new painting posted > www.artsober.com

Belle

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

  • Day 1 for me too. Just finished the book and was surprised that it had so many novel ideas (I’ve read EVERYTHING else out there). I’ve stopped drinking for a couple of years a couple of times in my life but would like to make it a forever thing. I’m going to used a lot of the supports Belle suggests. I’d like to post here a lot.

  • Day 1 for me. I’ve been down this road many, many times, so this time, I’m taking your advice, Belle. I’m trying something different. Simply commenting on this post, as a way to hold myself accountable, is different. Fingers crossed that it will all be different going forward.

  • I stopped drinking at the beginning of April 2021 after a catastrophic series of events. All caused by my nemesis – alcohol. This is my first dry July. I’m 92 days sober today. I couldn’t be happier. I appreciate everything. Im free of the shackles and hold that it had upon me and I’m living a grateful life. I can only describe it as HD. Everything is in HD – walking, nature, sleeping, bathing, reading, food- everything. I take nothing for granted. The only struggle I have sometimes is pure rage. I don’t crave alcohol however I abused it to deal with emotions and now I’m having to deal with those on my own. Im getting there. So much love and support from my sober community. I’m never going to look back. Much love ❤️

  • Day 7 of Dry July this year, but I started Dry July 2019, with a little hiccup, and so on 25th July this year, I’ll be 2 years sober – feeling free and proud! Thanks Belle!

  • Day 10 for me is now coming to a close. So far, so good… BUT I can’t get complacent. Complacency is what always gets me. “I’ll just have the one, I deserve it, I can handle moderation etc etc”…

  • Hi
    I’m Fiona and just discovered Belle info, from a book I began yesterday on my first sober day. The most I have managed in the past few years was 5 days and 4 AA meetings which didn’t work for me. So am on day 2 and feel determined that I will do the rest of Dry July even though I missed the beginning
    Wow there are a lot of hours in a sober day aren’t there?! Going to carry on and fill time gathering tools of others advice and learnings. Started my own little journal to remind myself why I am doing this.
    Love and well wishes to you all