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The Truth About Embracing Sobriety; My Life and Wellbeing

Hey there, Beautiful Souls! I wanted to open up and share a really personal journey of mine with you all, hoping it might shed some light on what it means to live life to the fullest in sobriety.

I understand if it's hard to imagine such a shift. Trust me, not too long ago, I was right there with you, sceptical as ever. In fact, it was just over 1000 days ago! The whole point of this blog is to celebrate reaching 1000 days of a beautiful life without the booze.


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The greatest gift you can give yourself is a clear mind and a healthy body.

Wine, Champagne, and Prosecco used to be my go-to companions. They were there for every celebration, big or small, every heartache, every stressful moment, and even just in the everyday. They had this magical way of blurring reality and making everything seem okay, if only for a moment. But then, life took a turn. I found myself constantly exhausted, with no energy or motivation to tackle even the simplest tasks. It was baffling. I was doing all the right things – eating well, sleeping enough, staying active. Yet, something was off. My job in corporate real estate, though successful, was draining me. I felt stuck, unfulfilled, but also trapped by the comfort of a steady income. There were other factors at play too, ones I won't dive into here out of respect and relevance.


Despite outward appearances of success and vigour, I found myself grappling with an insidious fatigue—a weariness that pervaded every fibre of my being. It was a fatigue born not of physical exertion, but of the weight of unspoken truths and suppressed emotions. But suffice it to say, something had to change. So, I decided to take a break – a detox from alcohol, just seven days to start. Those seven days turned into ten, then a month, then three months, and here we are, over 1000 days later. If you knew me back then, you'd understand just how big a deal it was. I was all about my bubbles! But surprisingly, I don't miss drinking at all.


Now, let's talk about the 'hard' part of not drinking. It wasn't the absence of alcohol itself that posed a challenge – quite the opposite. Being clean and hangover-free felt amazing. No, the real struggle came from my social circle, particularly at work. It was strange how people reacted, almost as if my choice not to drink was a personal affront to them. But I stayed true to myself, even when faced with scepticism and questions. It's funny, isn't it? How we're expected to justify not poisoning ourselves. Yet, with each raised eyebrow and probing question, I stood resolute, anchored by an unwavering sense of purpose.  


Despite the occasional temptation, I've stayed strong. And let me tell you, life without booze has been nothing short of transformative. My mental and physical health are in the best shape they've been in years. And the best part? I trust myself again. I'm fully present in every moment, without the fog of alcohol clouding my judgment. Sobriety was not merely about abstaining from alcohol; it was a holistic journey of self-discovery and healing—a pilgrimage to the sacred temple of self-love and acceptance.


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"The trouble is, you think you have time." - Buddha

There were two main reasons I was able to make this change. Firstly, I had a compelling 'WHY' – a deep desire to reclaim my vitality and happiness. Secondly, I approached it as a temporary break, not a permanent farewell. But as time went on, I realised I didn't need alcohol to live my best life. The benefits have been immense. Better mood stability, improved physical health, sharper mental clarity – the list goes on. And the best part? I've saved money, lost weight, and gained a newfound sense of self-love and confidence.


Today, as I reflect upon over 1000 days of sobriety, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the clarity that sobriety has bestowed upon me. Gratitude for the renewed vigour pulsating through my veins. And above all, gratitude for the opportunity to rediscover myself—to peel back the layers of societal conditioning and unearth the radiant essence that lies beneath.  So, here's to choosing ourselves, to embracing sobriety, and to living our fullest lives. Love yourself, love your life – because you, my friend, are worth it.


With love

Aleksandra






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