My real name is Dawn. My nickname is Fish. You may think it’s because I drank like one. You wouldn’t be far wrong.
My inspiration to ‘go sober’ for a year came from this article. I was amazed at how much better the people looked after a year off the sauce. It got me thinking about my own drinking habit and how I wanted to look as fresh and happy as the people in the article.
For most of my adult life, I was the ultimate party animal. But recently, I had become bored of endless partying, of sleepless nights, of being over-emotional, of having two day hangovers, of toxic relationships, of living in a fog and generally being miserable. I was overweight, my eczema was out of control and I was unhappy.
So I decided that, at midnight on 31 December 2016, I would take my last sip of Prosecco. My friends would then take a photo and this would be my ‘before’ photo on the blog I was going to write about my sober year.
Despite my best laid plans, my tired body had other ideas. Struck down by the flu in November, I decided that I may as well start my year early and I actually slurped my last alcoholic drink on 27 November 2016. Before pouring the rest of it down the sink.
So here it is, my journey. I have survived Christmas. And I have survived New Year. And smashed Dry January. And I have a month in the bag. I hope you enjoy following my journey throughout 2017 and to inspire some of you to join me in my quest 🐟