Daily Archives: 21/09/2014

Booze free for one whole year

If I need a way to express myself and words are difficult then music does it best for me and this video says it all.  It is a heady combination of my fav’s – Daft Punk (French dance music superstars in my world), the lovely Pharrell Williams and then two of the greats, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder.  Musical heaven! 🙂

And the songs title and lyrics just says it all –

GET LUCKY

Like the legend of the phoenix
All ends with beginnings
What keeps the planet spinning (uh)
The force of love beginning

(Look)

We’ve come too far to give up who we are
So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars

She’s up all night ’til the sun
I’m up all night to get some
She’s up all night for good fun
I’m up all night to get lucky

We’re up all night ’til the sun
We’re up all night to get some
We’re up all night for good fun
We’re up all night to get lucky

We’re up all night to get lucky
We’re up all night to get lucky
We’re up all night to get lucky
We’re up all night to get lucky

The present has no ribbon
Your gift keeps on giving,
What is this I’m feeling?
If you wanna leave I’m ready (ah)

I feel so lucky about my life now that booze isn’t part of it.  I am learning to love myself in a way that just wasn’t possible when I was poisoning myself and my thoughts about myself on a daily basis.  You do not need to drink to have fun and  you can have so much more fun when you don’t drink as you get to re-frame fun in a ‘booze need not apply’ way.

I have come along way and I have no intention of giving up what I have now.  This gift really does have no ribbon because it does truly keep on giving.

I have met the most amazing bunch of people both in the virtual and real world because of me taking that first solitary step of putting down the drink.  I wouldn’t be here without you all and so I count myself as ‘getting lucky’ to have you in my life 😉

The icing on my sober birthday cake was that I was interviewed by Veronica Valli as part of her Recovery Rocks series and you can read the interview here: http://veronicavalli.com/2014/09/recovery-rocks-louise-rowlinson/

Thank you and in the words of Bill Nighy 😀

‘I used to drink, and it was terrible.

Now I don’t drink, and it’s absolutely bloody marvellous’