The normalization of drinking alcohol to cope with the struggles of being a Mom almost took me down -- because OOooPs -- I got addicted. I bought into the Mommy Wine Culture narrative that wine was my key to survival. A reward at the end of a hard day managing a career, a home and a family. I felt like I earned the right to drink every night, I felt like I deserved it.
Before I quit drinking, I believed that I needed alcohol. I couldn't fathom having any fun at a work event, feeling any joy at a party or being able to relax on a Friday night --or any night. I feared that if I quit, I would lose friends, couldn't make friends and my relationship with my husband would suffer.
I became aware of my addiction early and broke up with alcohol Jan 9, 2019. I didn’t have to hit the proverbial "Rock Bottom" to realize alcohol was no longer serving me, I just had to wake up and get honest with myself. I am grateful every single day that I did.
I started this site to share my UN-Rock Bottom experience getting sober and staying sober living in a culture obsessed with alcohol. If you are visiting right now, I want to let you know that you are NOT alone.
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