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Why Midlife is the Best Time to BE Sober

Nov 05, 2019

When I was forty-five, I chose the road less traveled and ventured out on my own without alcohol.

 

You see, I relied on alcohol for thirty-years, and my dependency made it impossible to know who I was as a woman in the middle of life. I was scared that my life would be one big buzz/drunk fest and that I would erase my existence.

 

My son was twelve at the time I quit on August 11, 2013. I drank at every birthday party, holiday, and any other time I could work alcohol into his childhood celebrations.

 

I avoided taking pictures with my sweet boy because I couldn't handle seeing myself; I ran from myself for years.

 

I decided to choose myself over alcohol and start taking care of my mind and body so I can get back into the picture of life.

 

I made it a point to exercise as (a lot) when I quit drinking because I needed an outlet for my frustration and anger and stress.

 

Also, I wanted to be able to feel confident in pictures and videos with my son as he became a teenager, so he remembered what I looked like of God's sakes.

 

At 45, I was going through perimenopause and had all of the experiences that the change of life brings about. I had hot flashes, mood swings (understatement,) heart palpitations, breast pain, headaches, brain fog, and the list goes on.

 

How could I possibly add alcohol to any of this and show up as a mom, wife, business owner, and woman who wants to LIVE life finally? I couldn't.

 

Midlife women have kids of all ages; we have careers, aging parents, empty nest's, relationship problems, illness, job loss, financial stress, and f**ked up body image.

 

Removing alcohol from the big picture of life is not only the best thing I have ever done for myself, but it is also essential to aging and living a long, healthy, happy life for us all.

 

If you are a midlifer and you've been drinking for years, or you just started because of all of the life experiences mentioned above, I ask you this; is alcohol helping you or hindering your big picture?

 

At six years sober, this I know for sure, no matter how much wine I consumed, alcohol never helped me progress in life. Not for my son, my husband, my family, or myself. I thought that drinking was the be-all-end-all, but I was wrong.

 

Living life on my terms at 51 years old, clear, focused, and alcohol-free is a gift that I never thought I would open.

 

If you are struggling with staying on the road that you are on and taking the way less traveled, I encourage you to look at living alcohol-free as a new life, one filled with excellent adventure. You won't miss out on anything if you quit drinking, but you might if you don't.

 

Are you ready to make a change in your relationship with alcohol?  If so, I invite you to schedule a free coaching session with me so you can hash things out and move forward.  Click here to schedule. 

 

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