Misery contest it is not

The last 24 hours have been life-changing for me. I made a decision yesterday to quit alcohol after decades of being powerless to control my drinking and relying on it to close the door on my overactive mind.

I found support from those closest to me and from people I had, and still haven’t, met before. There’s a long way to go; these are very early days, but I feel optimistic about the future.

This blog is simply a means to an end; it’s a way for me to work through where I’ve been, where I am and where I hope to be. It is for me to begin to say ‘out loud’ the things that have happened; the things that have shamed me for years.

It is not a misery contest; that I could never win. Your experiences will be different to mine and you may consider your experiences to be more significant than mine, but I ask you to seek out the similarities rather than the differences.

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