The Okayish Girl

Hey, I’m Em, another anonymous sober blogger out here trying to make sense of the world without alcohol. I’m a late-20s lady living in the northern part of the USA, where I’m currently in graduate school pursuing my degree and licensure in Mental Health Counseling while working a day job in software development. I have a pet hedgehog and aim to own a hoard of cats sometime in the near future. I like to run, lift weights, do yoga, write, and get crafty at home with kombucha, soap-making and baking projects. I was once married, but am now navigating this sober world as a (legally) single lady, still unsure about whether I’ll ever get married again or just live it up as a cat-loving spinster into my old age.

The last time I consumed alcohol was July 8th, 2016. I created this blog on my 20th day sober, still unsure about who I was going to tell about my sobriety, or what I was going to say. But I knew I needed some kind of outlet, a space to feel free to recount every drunken blunder through a sober lens, and maybe to get myself to a place of okayishness again.

So, that’s why I’m here: getting and staying sober is stupid hard. This blog allows me to anonymously tell my story and connect with others who know what it feels like. Others like you, who have their own stories to tell, and who can provide mutual support and cheer-leading, for when we’re going through the B.S. of living sober in a drunken world.

As such, I’d love to hear from you. Yes, you. Leave me a comment. Maybe even send me an email if you’re feeling adventurous ( phunfonics [at] gmail [dot] com ). The best thing you can know is that you’re not alone. We’ve got this.