My Story by Alex
I was a party girl ever since I was a teenager, so quitting alcohol wasn't easy for me - it was actually quite hard in the beginning. I wasn't sure what my life would look like without a glass of wine with dinner, I was afraid my social life would change, and I wasn't sure what I'd do with all my free time I used to spend partying. But something had to change - my mental health was in terrible shape, I was depressed an anxious, and constantly hungover, and always broke.
The first ten days alcohol free were a struggle. I didn't know anyone in my social circle who wasn't drinking. I felt very alone.
After about two weeks, I quickly saw how one small habit change created a ripple effect through my life. I felt so much happier and healthier alcohol free.
Originally my goal was 28 days, but I quickly shifted to work towards 90 days, and then one year sober. I haven't had a drink in almost 20 months now.
I am so much happier now that I'm alcohol free. I quickly realized that I was unhappy in my profession, and my real passion was yoga and wellbeing - so I started focusing all my time and energy into expanding my skillset in this area. I am certain that had I not stepped away from alcohol, I wouldn't be where I am today.
The one thing I was lacking was community and connection in my alcohol-free journey. I was largely doing it alone. Everyone I spoke to was suggesting I run a Marathon or join AA to make sober friends - neither of which appealed to me. I just wanted to do yoga, but there was nothing out there I could find that worked for me.
My loneliness in sobriety led me to create #sobergirlsyoga and #soberrebelscoaching. #Sobergirlsyoga is an online community for women to come together and re-evaluate their relationship with booze, while re-establishing their relationship with themselves. #Soberrebelscoaching is for people of all genders. It's one-on-one and better for those that aren't necessarily interested in yoga and meditation, but moreso looking for attention that is accelerated, individual, and all about them. Both are part of the Mindful Life Practice Community, which I created.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the work I do. I offer a free 30 minute clarity call. I would love to connect and see if my work is the right fit for you.
Please note that Alex is a certified life coach and has personal experience in this area, with over a year alcohol free - however #SOBERGIRLSYOGA is not a replacement for AA, rehabilitation or substance addiction counseling. If you think you have a serious addiction and need any of these services, #SGY might not be the program for you. It can, however, be a wonderful compliment to any other programs you might be a part of.