Hello! I’m Em. I got sober on July 9th, 2016, after 6 long years of drinking myself away into a wine-stained oblivion. It hasn’t been easy, but it sure as hell has been worth it. This place is my own little anonymous piece of the sober blogosphere pie; I love to write and read and celebrate every wonderful, ugly, exciting, crazy part of being sober here.
I chose the name “okayishness” because through sobriety and mindfulness and writing, I’m trying to achieve a semi-permanent state of being “okayish.” I don’t need to be happy all the time, or live a perfect life, or become some internet-famous sober blogger who sells 10 million copies of her first book and goes on a nationwide TEDx speaking tour. No, I just want to be…okay. That’s all. I figured writing my thoughts out on my journey to okayishness might be a good way to help me get the process started—and so, here I am, learning to be okayish one booze-free day at a time. Maybe you’re ready to join me?
If you’re looking for a good place to start with my stuff, I suggest going all the way back to the beginning: day 1, my come-to-jesus moment.
Here are a few of my posts that people seem to like quite a bit:
- One Year Sober: A Celebration and Reflection
- Because I got sober 7 months ago
- 2 Years Post-Divorce: Sober and Thankful
- Self-exploration through sobriety: going deeper in 2017
- On Depression and Writing
- Stop Struggling
- F*ck Anxiety
- Deciding to Eat Well in Sobriety
- Being Lonely Makes Me Want to Drink
- 200 Days Alcohol Free: A Reflection
Thanks for visiting me and reading my stuff and maybe even posting nice comments to let me know you’ve stopped by. Wherever you are on your journey, I’m so thankful to have you here on this adventure with me.