If you are here because you want to age without alcohol; you are in the right place.
When you choose to live life as a woman who doesn't over-drink alcohol; you create your second act.
A new and exciting time of life to explore all that is offered in living life on your terms; alcohol-free.
I know, you might not be there yet. Keep reading, please.
If you are in the phase I was before I quit drinking, the poor me phase, I get it.
The poor me phase happens when you choose to look at not drinking as a downside.
Example of the downside - you say:
I will miss out.
I won't be able to cope with life.
I will have to divorce your husband because drinking is the glue that holds you together.
You cannot imagine giving up something that has gotten you through life and became a big part of who you (think) you are.
What will you do when little Johnny gets married in 2025?
No way, you can't quit drinking until after the wedding. You wait.
Sister, stop right now. You don't know for sure if LJ is going to get married.
Maybe you have tried to quit in the past, and it didn't work, so you tell yourself it doesn't work for me, I can't stop drinking.
You are not alone in your thoughts and feelings about your drinking.
I do this work because I needed someone like me today when I was newly sober.
I wanted desperately to know what it would be like on the other side of the bottle.
I want you to know there is a bright and beautiful life beyond that space.
I didn't believe it, but now I do.
I was wearing a pink ruffled dress and I had a perm when I took my first sip of pink champagne. I was a baby.
I thought alcohol was the answer to shyness.
I thought alcohol was the answer to being more confident in my body.
I thought alcohol was the be-all-end-all of life.
I quit drinking on August 11, 2013.
I knew that alcohol was ruining my life.
I knew alcohol was causing me to age rapidly (hello, Benjamin Button in reverse.)
I knew there must be something more to life than being caught up in regret and indecision and hangovers.
Was my 14-year old self wrong about alcohol?
Yes, she was, but I don't blame her because she didn't know what she was getting herself into.
When I quit for life...
I thought living alcohol-free would shun me.
I thought I would never dance again.
I thought I would never vacation.
I thought I would never meet people who got me.
I was wrong.
Since the day I quit, I have proved myself wrong (a lot) about what I thought I knew about alcohol and me.
That proof is the catalyst for my confidence and happiness as a sober woman today.
If you are still reading this, I have one last message for you.
To quit drinking is not easy. Being sober and not wanting to drink is hard. Embrace the hard. Embrace the suck, and make friends with the time it will take to get you to the other side of the bottle.
To give up alcohol and be a woman who doesn't want to drink is worth every second of time it takes and more.
There is a beautiful life and freedom beyond the bottle.
Take that first step and learn to LOVE the hell out of the ride.
Professionally, I'm a Life Coach, Mentor, Certified Nutrition Coach, Podcaster, Entrepreneur. and co-founder of National Sober Day (9/14.)
I specialize in teaching women over 40 how to LIVE and LOVE themselves without alcohol by using a holistic daily practice.
I believe that midlife is the best life, and alcohol does not belong there.
Book a 30-minute free coaching session with me. today. You talk, I listen. I give you honest feedback to help you connect with where you are to where you want to be.