A Sober Christmas in Wales

Merry Christmas to all! 

My family and I are holed up in a cottage in Wales for Christmas this year, and it is wonderfully peaceful and quiet. We have no television and limited internet access, and this suits me perfectly.  We have books and games and an amazing Christmas duck to look forward to soon. 

I am feeling calm and stress-free. I believe that the tech break is doing us all the world of good. 

Honestly, yes, I have thought of alcohol over the past few days, but I am still sober and strong in it too. 

I am reflecting on past Christmas times when I was drunk or hungover, so obviously not present in the moment. This year is such a big difference, and it feels amazing.  The husband and I were able to walk the dog together this morning, and I really appreciated my surroundings. It was lovely to just ‘BE’ .

We made a flying visit to see my parents on the way here, and even that was fairly straightforward and stress-free.  I could feel my anger and anxiety at times, but managed to let it pass. It was nice to spend time with them. 

We are very fortunate to be able to get away for Christmas – I think it’s certainly been needed.

So, here’s to Christmas lunch! 🎄♥❤🎄

4 thoughts on “A Sober Christmas in Wales

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  1. that’s the best christmas of all. to be sober and with those u love.
    I just found your post among my thread… and this is what u need far more than zen.
    i apologize for being pushy and or silly.

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