Yep. 4 amazing, crazy, wonderful, sometimes difficult years. Sober. In those 4 years I’ve experienced incredibly happy sober times and most lately some really sad sober times. There’s no doubt about it. Life. Is. Hard. Because of being sober I’ve really “felt” those really sad times and really “enjoyed” those incredibly happy times. Life is hard but better because I’m sober. 4 years. Need to think of a special gift as I’m still the Queen of Self-Care.
1460 days, 208 weeks, 48 months. 4 years
On to 5.
Should have had some lipstick on in that photo!
Happy 4 years! No lipstick, you look beautiful as is. Heading up to Kenosha to run Hilloopy. 16 mile run for me. Could never do this hungover. On to 5 Sharon.❤💚💚💜
so many congratulations:-) You have done amazingly well. Be PROUD !
Lipstick or not- just beautiful! Congratulations! Onward!
I wish it was me! Don’t know how to begin, and so afraid of withdrawals/cravings. Just turned 60. Well enough about me. Congratulations to YOU and keep up the good work.
Many congratulations! You’re an inspiration. 🙂
Lovely photo. You look fresh and bright!
Congratulations on 4. On to 5!
Congratulations on your soberversary! Life is hard at times, but much doable sober. I just had 6 years, and I am truly full of myself!!!! Btw, you are a beautiful person! Blessings
Add Queen of Inspiration to your titles…
Thanks, I owe you an email!
Whoop whoop missus! We have the same Fitbit too 😉 xx
Thanks Lou, maybe for 5 years I’ll take a trip across the pond. How are the Aussie plans going?
You look amazing positively glowing
Congratulations on 4 years!!!!
So good to hear from you Carrie!
Happy 4 years … you look beautiful. I agree with Margaret—no lipstick necessary. Thanks for sharing your milestone. ♥ Lisa
Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. And yes – feeling it all is both the most beautiful gift and the most painful. Sorry to hear of your recent sadness. Best, -HM.
woohoo re 4 years – it suits you 😉 and am with the other commenters who say that sober smiles don’t NEED lipstick!
sorry too about your most recent sadnesses. we are not exempt from sadness but I think we process it SO much better when we are sober so we don’t have to carry so much past sadnesses around with us. and of course when we are sober there are so many more opportunities to notice and indeed create the good things to balance the scale up a bit. much love to you and onwards to five years! Prim xx
You are a model for all of us. Well done you. You look fantastic
Congratulations!!! You look terrific – no lipstick needed. Definitely need a “treat”!
Congratulations on 4! Everything is better- the good and bad times both- sober. You look lovely 😊
Thanks sweetie, glad to know you’re doing well also.
I’m so happy for you!!! And lipstick, shmipstick–you look beautiful. Here’s to another great sober year. 💕 Kristi
Well done on 4 years! I agree you don’t need any lipstick, you look great. xxx
Thanks Hurrah! You’ve all been so sweet about the lipstick. But… my words of wisdom, if you have gray hair you always need lipstick 💋
lol, I’ll remember that, my grey hairs are increasing daily!
So good to see this picture of you, Sharon. Made me smile and feel happy and hopeful. What an amazing ride you’ve let us share. Way to go!!!
Congratulations, Sharon – I want to be just like you when I grow up! Great pic – screw the lipstick!
You don’t need lipstick. You look great!
And four years of helping people like me, just by being your kick-ass self. Keep it up!
How nice to hear from you. Hope all is well. What a sweet thing to say. We have rows and rows of corn in the garden, made me think of you and your little guy.
I am a 64 year old woman who wants to stop drinking. I was excited to find a blog I can relate to. I am married 39 years, 4 kids and 6 grandchildren. I love my Wine so much I drink A bottle every day starting at 5 with the news.I have wanted to stop for a few years (the news and the wine).I want today to be my first day. What can I expect and how do I prepare? Cindy
Hi – just found your blog. I was just forced to quit drinking just after turning 59 by pretty bad stomach issues. I mean, I knew I drank too much, it just required me drinking myself into gastritis and esophagitis to knock it off. My hubby’s a heavy drinker though, and I’m hoping our marriage can survive. I worry that he’d rather have a drinking buddy than a wife….hope you post more often.