A Sober 33rd Birthday in London

It’s my 33rd birthday! Sounds like a silly milestone or number to celebrate but not to an addict. A month after my 29th birthday I started to think about taking my own life. The addiction cycle had come full circle and it was either going to kill me or perhaps I’d beat it to it. I knew my body was…
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London, UK
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In My Wardrobe & What I Love

Finding Love in Sobriety

Remember the days you wished for the love you have today? When I look back at my dating history and thinking what love is, I cringe. Yes, I cringe. I cringe at the types of guys I dated but most importantly, I cringe at my own behaviour. I carried with me this scary need for control and validation, I was…
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Three Years Sober: 12 Months of Grief & Anxiety

Three years sober.  Six years ago if you told me that I’d be writing those three words together, I never would have believed you. I’m 32 now and I’m confident that if I never chose to get sober, I wouldn’t live past my 35th birthday. Being sober saved my life. Sobriety gave my purpose and a newfound love for a living.…
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Croatia
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The Truth About My First Year Living in Croatia

Most people don’t know this but I had a really hard time settling into Zagreb, Croatia when I first moved there September 2016, doors were just not opening for me. I couldn’t even get a job a Massimo Dutti because my Croatian language skills weren’t strong enough, a job I easily would have got in Sydney or London.    “Sell…
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Zadar, Croatia
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My NO Bullshit Guide To Getting Sober From Alcohol

Zadar, Croatia
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I get asked a many questions about addiction: How do you know you’re an alcoholic, how to quit alcohol, what is AA? Is AA mandatory for success in recovery? What are the obstacles an addict faces when getting sober and also, how to help someone struggling with an addiction? Keep in mind that this guide and way worked for me, it may not work for you or the person you’re trying to help. Each case is individual and there is no right or wrong way to getting sober or staying sober, you must literally take it each day as it comes.

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