Sober in My 20s
Being Young and Sober
My sobriety date is September 29th, 2017.
I hope to help and inspire those who are struggling with alcoholism and
show a different perspective and reflection to those who drink.
This is ME.
About Sober in My 20s
What inspired you?
I’ve been sober for 6 years and during this time I realize people don’t talk about sobriety or talk about problems with drinking in a public setting. I want to break the stigma where not drinking is abnormal or ask people "Why aren't you drinking?" or "Why don't you drink?".
Why is it called Sober in My 20s?
I’ve experienced drinking in high school, college, and after college. From my teens to my 20s and hanging out with 30-something-year-olds now, I see the differences and similarities in the age ranges. Sober in My 20s is relatable to all ages, but I experienced heavy drinking in my 20s that I want to share.
Why do you want to do this blog?
I’m not saying I’m better than you because I’m sober or that you’re a horrible person because you drink. Drinking is wrong when it has taken over your life, and you’re dependent upon it every day—where it is impairing your decisions, and your behavior is influenced by alcohol. The purpose of this blog is to help and inspire those who grew up in an alcoholic environment or are in one now, to help recognize when someone or yourself may have a problem, where to find help, and for drinkers to better understand what it means to be sober and how to approach those in sobriety.
What’s your mission?
My mission is for this to be bigger than just a blog. I want this to turn into a support group, a podcast, and a presentation in schools, and allow people to be more open to talking about different topics. We are all similar to how we think and we’re connected by emotions. I want this information to spread nationwide and have seminars around the country. I think "broken" people don’t want other people to go through the same painful situations they did, and they feel “obligated” to want to help others.
Why are butterflies flying from a bottle?
Butterflies to me represent growth, development, and freedom. In this case, I’m freed from alcohol and becoming a different person.
Such a brave and powerful thing to take on.