Updated: May 22
This week’s Proud and Sober story is from our friend Lee. Also known as @thegaysober, we love how much Lee makes us laugh but moreover when he enters a room it’s immediately a brighter place.
Reason for choosing sobriety?
I was fed up of feeling regret. I was fed up with letting myself down. I was fed up of saying crap I didn't mean. I was fed up of feeling hungover. I was fed up of self induced anxiety. Yeah….I was fed up of alcohol.
What’s your favourite thing about sobriety?
The strength it has given me as a person. Alcohol made me feel weak, being sober makes me feel strong (most days).
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
That life is so much better without alcohol. When I was in the alcohol trap I just couldn’t imagine living without alcohol. But now that the booze veil has lifted I see that it was holding me back from really living my life.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to give up?
For me it was ‘Quit Lit’ that really worked so try everything you can. Be patient with yourself. It may be the 10th time of trying. That’s okay. One day it will click and you will get it and never drink again. If I can do it I promise you you can.
Thanks for sharing your tips Lee, we love you! 🏳️🌈