“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” -Isaiah 43:2
Hi, I’m Heidi, and I am so glad you’re here!
I have been living alcohol-free since June 29th, 2020 and that one change has made a huge difference in my life. I was stuck in an unhealthy cycle when I was drinking. I would drink when I felt stressed, sad, lonely, or bored, so I ended up drinking almost every day. I’m a stay-at-home mom working towards a degree in nursing, and although drinking at the level that I was (usually no more than 1 bottle of wine per day, but sometimes more) isn’t something that caused me serious negative consequences–no DUIs or anything like that–it was a problem for me and I felt that I needed to quit. I felt tired, run down, and achy most of the time. I wasn’t sleeping well at night, and I had a hard time concentrating during the day. My moods were up and down, and I just felt…bad.
I wanted to change everything about how I coped with stress. I wanted a better relationship with my husband. I wanted to have a spiritual life again. I wanted to feel energetic, healthy, and vibrant! And somehow I knew that I had to ditch the booze as my first step. It wasn’t doing me any favors. Honestly, drinking was making me miserable. So I made the decision to stop drinking. I dove headfirst into my spirituality to stop drinking and stay sober. It was amazing how God changed me seemingly overnight and helped me to keep going. The longer I went without drinking, the better I felt. I was thoroughly enjoying the process of deepening my spirituality and improving my health!
I’ve always loved writing and I realized I had some things to say about living a fully present life, so I decided to start a blog to share my experiences. I especially like researching topics on sobriety, spirituality, and weight loss, so you’ll find lots of posts on those topics here.
As I’ve progressed in my alcohol-free-lifestyle, I’ve started to take better care of my one and only body. My relationships have improved, I’m so much happier, and I am accomplishing my goals, one at a time! It’s my hope that what I share may help others and serve as a reminder for me of how far I’ve come. Life is so much more beautiful now that I’m fully present each and every day and I don’t ever want to forget that! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find something here that will motivate, inspire, and strengthen you today. -Heidi