Day 177 – The comfort zone

Nearly 6 months ago. I gave up drink.

This was throughout my life, my comfort blanket, my warm and fuzzy against the harsh realities of life. This was especially true in lockdown when my drinking escalated to every night, getting earlier and earlier in the evening/late afternoon.

Abstaining from alcohol turns out to be one of the single best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s led me to this blog, tackling a binge eating disorder, changing my career from HR to hopefully teaching and becoming a more present, calm mummy/partner to a beautiful baby, my SD and husband.

So whilst in England, we go back into lockdown life, I’m happy to be going into this experience sober.

Whilst I’m fortunate enough to spend this period of time in a warm home, with food and great company I still aim to continue my journey of self exploration and getting out of my comfort zone.

I’m excited to get up earlier than the rest of the house and do my daily yoga in peace. I’m using the time to walk with BB more pushing myself to do more steps each day. I’m starting to learn some of my course and battle one of my biggest fears (mathematics). Whilst doing this I’m replenishing my mind and body, nurturing what I’ve got whilst pushing myself a little bit more.

It feels really eye opening.

How is everyone else feeling about the lockdown (if you’re in a lockdown area of course)? Has anyone started baking sourdough yet?

Lots of love

JS x

Published by lifesippingaway

36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

17 thoughts on “Day 177 – The comfort zone

  1. Congratulations, especially for getting sober in 2020, that’s amazing! We’ve been on lockdown for 10 weeks but I think I’m more worried about going back into ‘the real world’ now 😅

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  2. My sister says she has resigned to make the best of it. He family dr recently died of covid. That’s quite the startling wake up call.

    I wish we would do more where I live. I guess we are waiting for things to become unmanageable….sigh.

    Take care of you. Indulge in the extra time with bb. That’s how I view it. More time with my kids who are almost grown and who I love.


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  3. I’m curious what your lockdown restrictions are now? I honestly cannot even keep track of what OUR current restrictions are, since we have been following our own strict self imposed guidelines from the beginning. I think restaurants are still 100% closed but gyms may have opened. Schools might open more this month. Who knows, fuck it all. On the upside, I got acquainted a bit with your politician Boris Johnson while watching Death to 2020 on Netflix – it was hilarious, I have never really seen video footage of him. How the hell did that dude get elected?

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    1. Heaven knows. Another prime minister who I quite liked was in then she quit as they were all being knobs then Boris steps in. So I think no mixing in or outside apart from with one other person 2 meters away. You can still bubble with one of person for childcare, schools, restaurants and non essential shops are closed until end of Feb. I could be wrong 😂🤦‍♀️ I’m where you are with it…. fuck it all


  4. Not a great start to the year for me but what I have learnt through sobriety is things change. Tricky times come and go and sometimes it’s just about coping and getting through the tough periods because we will and we do! I’m so glad you have made this journey though. You have so much to look forward to and you are staying so present in all that’s good right now ❤️❤️

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