💀Sober October - Week 4
End the month on a win - BOOze free!
As October comes to a close (how is this possible!?), I want you to reflect on the past month.
If you’ve been participating in Sober October - Has it been easy? Difficult? What has gone well? What are you still working on? Take an inventory of sorts. Trust me, it’ll help you be successful going forward.
If you don’t see an email from me next week, don’t worry! I’ll be back with one for you on November 7th! To stay connected until then, find me on Instagram 😊
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AF tip of the week
Before you get on my case about telling you to stay in the past, that’s not what I mean.
I didn’t say to stay in the past. I said don’t forget your past. Why? So you can see how far you’ve come. That is something you should be celebrating!
Especially on the hard days. Spoiler alert: there will be hard days.
Remember your past self when everything seems to be going wrong, and you’re stressed to the max. Remember how much better you handle things now that you’re AF. Think about what old-you would have done. Be thankful for how far you’ve come.
If you aren’t handling things better now that you don’t drink - this might be a good time to figure out why. Therapy can help with this. I also suggest reading about emotional sobriety. Gill at Sober Powered has a course on the topic. Get a self-help book. Listen to a podcast. There’s a podcast for everything. I know because I listen to podcasts about writing newsletters.
Remember, life isn’t perfect just because you don’t drink - it’s just better than it used to be.
There will still be struggles, but being drunk or hungover won’t hold you back anymore. You don’t have time for that. 😎
What’s up? + a picture
I hope I don’t say, “this week has been busy” every time I write this section. But I also plan on being honest. October has been a busy (but the good kind) month for me. I’ve gained several writing clients and am slowly getting into a groove regarding my freelance writing career. ✏️
It’s scary to call it a career, but I heard you’re supposed to speak things into existence. Manifest it, right?
Anywho, here’s a photo of my kiddo back in 2018 (age 2) as a doctor for Halloween.
Matthew Perry Opens Up About His Addiction Journey with a New Memoir: 'I'm Grateful to Be Alive' [People]
Sobriety Surprises: Lena Dunham, Jason Biggs and Other Stars Who Revealed They Got Sober [US Weekly]
The 10 Best Nonalcoholic Beers & Hop Seltzers [Eating Well]
‘Can I Stay Sober Without Keeping Track of How Many Days It’s Been?’ [The Cut]
NA Beers & 90s: Straight Drank IPA by Two Roots – Good Beer Here [The Sober Curator]
Things I like (with links)
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Recess | use code: RelatableAF for 15% off
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Smart Sweets | use code: SOBRIETYACTIVIST10 for 10% off $30