Lessons learned from 6 years booze free
Beautiful stuff Sam, you made me cry, laugh and think; thank you for that. Congratulations on your first 6 years of sobriety! All the love in the world to you and your wonderful family (especially Anna). X
Sam - as ever beautifully written and so true. I’m 18 month’s sober in a couple of weeks time - my wife had to endure the same behaviour from me through most of the mid 2010’s - the hiding of booze and trying to tidy it up (like a pound shop Snagglepuss) - it was so bloody exhausting by the end.
A sober life is a better mate - that’s for sure.
Another amazing article. One day I'd like to write my own story to help support and inspire others. Your podcasts and articles have helped me a lot since covid landed and I've had to deal with a whole load of new mental health and life challenges. I can really relate to what you write and it's motivated me to drag myself away from going down some dark roads. I'm not ready to tell the world about some of the places I've gone to over the last year or so, but I really want to having read and listened to all you do. Cheers!
“Booze had got hold of my brain and was whispering cruel things in my ear about [insert loved one’s name].
If you’re reading this blog because you yourself have had some form of addiction, this line probably hit hard.
Beautifully and poetically put once again Sam.
I’m only 9 months sober and reading your blog gives me a weekly reminder of why I’m doing it. You are helping people with your writing and I for one will be a reader for as long as you are a writer.
Brilliant stuff mate. I'm still in a bit of a rut to be honest but I've been getting help for it recently. A lot of it from my own Good Wife™️
Love, Love, Love, Sillyness, Worries, Family, Beer >>>>>>> Gazza. Fantastic, honest, vulnerability that only a real ‘man’ can show. Females/partners are the true warriors in this life.
That’s lovely Sam. Kudos to Anna; where the fuck would we be without these fantastic calm, strong women in our lives?
Sam, that’s the best article you’ve written so far - it genuinely brought a lump to my throat.
I count my lucky stars every day for my family. Not everyone gets to hook up with their true soul mate and those of us that do don’t know just how luck we’ve been. And yes, she has saved me from heading down a very dark hole…
My life could have been so different and for that, I count my blessings every day.
Cheers Sam, keep em’ coming! X