This week I have had my first ever interview with the lovely Gayle from the sober website and Instagram page SOBER BLISS! Gayle offers a professional and personal service for people looking to stop drinking and discover the world of Sober Bliss! You can find her at www.Sober-Bliss.com
So Gayle contacted me to see if I would share my sober story so far, for her to share on her you tube channel and website. I am not going to lie, at first I was really nervous and hesitant as I still haven’t shared my Lifting Weights Not Wine Blog to ALL of my friends and family. But I thought hey why not, I need to practice what I preach and step outside of my comfort zone with this!
So we set a time, and I was surprised at how easy it went. It really was like just chatting with a friend over a coffee! If you would like to watch the full interview please follow the link below (and you may need to make a cup of tea, its a full 30 minutes, believe me I can talk!) I feel like I have shared a little more of my story and revealed a little more of myself and the reasons why I have stopped drinking. Listening back to it I did feel emotional, some parts are hard to hear and they take me back to not a very good place, but I wanted it come from the heart and it did.
I am so glad that I did it because I believe it is so important to share the positive message of sobriety. There is a stigma attached to sobriety that it’s boring, dull, grey and that your life is over if you stop drinking alcohol! Believe me this is certainly NOT the case! I know that stopping drinking has given me a new lease of life, a lust for life a yearning to constantly try new things and push myself outside of my comfort zone. I am doing things that I had only dreamt of doing before with a new found confidence. I believe in myself! That doesn’t sound very grey and boring to me, especially when you compare it to sitting on the settee with a bottle of wine most weekends or nursing a hangover!
If my story can inspire just one person to change their drinking habits and start on a journey to be the best version of themselves, without the booze, then I will feel proud to have shared it.
We all have a story, and if we are unhappy with how it is turning out it’s important to realise that you have the power inside of you to change it.
“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.”
So I have made this a short post as I would love you to head over to You Tube by clicking on the link When Sober Bliss Meets Lifting Weights Not Wine
Please let me know what you think and if you like it then please share away, the more positive sober success stories out there the better!
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy those heavenly hangover free mornings!