This is my story...
I wanted it all. A profitable and successful career. To be married and live in a nice house. Children. Imagine my shock when I became incredibly overwhelmed with the stress of having “it all!”
I accepted that wine was the solution to help me power through.
I accepted that every social event revolved around alcohol - and would then be followed by a sleepless nights and a day wasted afterwards. Isn’t that what everyone does?
I accepted that life was just bound to be stressful.
But then I started questioning what all those glasses of wine were doing to me, my emotions - and my physical and mental state. Could there be something to living a fuller, more energetic and positive life if I threw away the corkscrew?
My first and second (and thirteenth!) attempt at giving up wine didn’t work. I was frustrated how difficult it was for me to quit drinking. I could do anything I set my mind to, right?!
I started following sober bloggers, reading “quit lit” and researching the science behind why alcohol is so addictive - and what it really does to your body and mind. I started to ignore the wildly fabulous news articles in women’s health magazines telling me that wine, in fact, was a magical elixir that would help me lose weight, look younger and relax, all while being a better friend, boss, parent and wife.
One day, I started an Instagram account, to stay accountable and see if I could uncover any patterns in why I continued to let myself down. It was a public account - but never did I think anyone else would be interested in a mom’s journey to redefine her relationship with alcohol.
But to my surprise, people started following me, responding to me - and sharing private messages that they related to my story and made certain changes after seeing my success finally stick.
I am incredibly humbled and grateful that my actions have perhaps helped others in their journeys. And I’m so glad you are here - because that means you’re interested in possibly viewing alcohol in a new light.