December 2016

Today, my friend, I celebrate 1000 days alcohol-free.  One thousand! ????

Generally I don’t count days anymore, but when I saw a beautiful soul share a milestone like this on her page a couple of weeks ago, I got curious about where I was, only to discover I was about to enter quadruple digits.

When I embarked on the sobriety ‘experiment’ that started this all, it was purely out of sheer desperation. I felt utterly lost, beyond broken, and just so freakin’ exhausted by the sick cycle I couldn’t seem to claw my way out of.

I didn’t know if sobriety was the answer. All I knew was that my heart was broken and I was the one breaking it, over and over again.

I was scared of what would happen if I stopped drinking, but I was more scared of what would happen if I didn’t.

So I made a promise. I’d embark on 100 days of sobriety – no drinking, no matter what – just to see what happened. And then 100 became 180, which became 1 year, then 2.

And now…

One thousand sober 5pms. One thousand hangover-free mornings. It blows my mind to think about, but these one thousand days have changed me to my core.

Never mind all the dreams I never thought I’d achieve – writing and publishing my first book (read by thousands of beautiful souls); creating this coaching program and welcoming and supporting hundreds of incredible women from around the world; countless speaking events, and podcast, video and editorial interviews (and even a television story!) sharing the message of wellness and empowerment.

What’s changed most is my soul. I’ve never felt more clear, balanced, peaceful, or at home in my own skin.

And I want to reach back and hug that terrified, lost soul from 1000 days ago and tell her it’s all going to be okay. That a magical journey awaits her, once she finds the courage to take that first step. That far from her fear of sobriety equaling a life of misery, she’s about to experience a level of joy she can’t even imagine.

And that being alcohol-free is by far the biggest gift of all. ❤x


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