Dreaming about drinking: some thoughts

This morning I woke up after dreaming about drinking alcohol. In my dream, I am with people and we are happy – euphoric, almost – and I have a glass of wine in my hand. I am drinking from it and laughing. All of a sudden, I realise I’m making a horrible mistake: I don’t […]

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Go sober in october

I feel the need to write a blog post today, to remind myself why being a non-drinker is so cool. It’s nearly 850 days since I last had an alcoholic drink or, as I like to put it, the day I decided to lead a better life. Wow, don’t I sound sanctimonious? I don’t mean […]

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Some things that being alcohol free isn’t

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates, Greek philosopher Life-limiting: Giving up alcohol will give you more time, more money, more freedom and improved health. There is evidence that shows young people are shunning booze more than ever and […]

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Alcohol free living: two years in

It’s been two years since I quit booze. I’d wanted to cut alcohol out for ages. For a while there were lots of broken promises and fresh starts. But I had this developing discomfort about drinking; like it was a waste of time, sapping energy which could be channeled elsewhere. Alcohol always made me feel rubbish […]

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