The Sober Alley blog is where I share bits and pieces of my personal sobriety and weight loss journeys while inspiring others to create their best lives by drinking less, getting fit and earning a whole lotta money online!
If you’ve been struggling with alcohol for any length of time, you’re definitely in the right place.
But even if you don’t have a problem with alcohol, you still might want to stick around.
You see, self-improvement and personal development are goals that are NOT unique to alcoholics… At least they shouldn’t be.
At the end of the day, we all go to sleep just the same — wanting to better ourselves and the world around us.
That’s what this blog is all about.
A Little Backstory…
Ever since I took my first sip of vodka at age 17, I knew I was in for a wild, wild ride.
Back then I drank to excess, but so did everyone around me.
I had my share of embarrassing moments, blackouts, broken promises and missed opportunities but I was young, had few responsibilities and nothing truly terrible ever happened.
As I grew up, however, things changed.
Lovers and friends grew up and slowed down, but not me. I went harder than ever and believed since my life was in generally good condition, things were okay.
As I reached my late 20’s, got deeper into my career, married, and had a baby, the consequences of drinking grew more intense.
Where I could usually go to bed drunk and wake up with a hangover that would be gone by around 2 pm, I suddenly found myself hungover for days.
I gained a bunch of weight, damaged many relationships and made some financial mistakes, too. I grew anxious and depressed. My skin looked crappy. It wasn’t exactly “rock bottom”, yet it was enough to warrant getting serious about pulling myself together.
But it was hard. Things got worse before they got better.
How I Quit Drinking
In December of 2017, after I first quit my job, I had one glass of wine and realized I was tired.
I was tired of obsessing over my next drink.
Tired of the cycle of moderating only to eventually relapse in spectacular fashion. Tired of stupid arguments, bad decisions, and missed opportunities.
So, I told myself I would go completely dry for 100 days and then evaluate how to proceed.
Sobriety — while not always easy — has been one of the best things that could ever have happened to me.
I had no way of knowing that the life changes I was forced to make to improve my quality of life once I quit drinking set the stage for an amazing future full of beauty, harmony, health, wealth, happiness and freedom.
But I sure am glad they did!
Why Start A Blog?
With a little extra time on my hands since quitting drinking, I chose to focus on something fresh, new, creative and challenging. One of the hobbies I took up was blogging!
I’d been struggling with sobriety for SO long, and weight gain too, after all.
What better way to learn new skills, meet new people and get some public accountability for my weight loss and sobriety journeys than to start a blog?
So I did a little research, purchased a few blogging courses, bought the Sober Alley domain (“Alley” is a play on my name, “Allie”), and Sober Alley was born!
Today at Sober Alley you’ll find in-depth stories, articles, interviews and product reviews & recommendations in the three areas I’ve been most focused on in recent years — sobriety, weight loss and making money online.
What Do You Really Want Out Of Life?
My purpose here is to educate, motivate and inspire you to better yourself and create your best life.
But first, you need to get clear on what it is you want.
Do you find yourself thinking solely in limited terms of what is already available to you, or already seems possible?
Perhaps you’re not allowing yourself to consider what it is you really want, think outside the box, and tap into your fullest potential.
My purpose is to help you stop that. To give you practical steps, advice, and motivation to break past those barriers which convince you that you can’t get to the next level.
We are all more capable than we give ourselves credit for.
Personal Development & Self Improvement Are Forever
Personal development and self-improvement aren’t and should not be static.
You can keep going forever, just growing and getting smarter, stronger, healthier, wealthier, more creative, more charismatic, more charitable, more nurturing.
You can always be a better friend, a better lover, a better member of your community…
You can dream bigger, love deeper and climb higher than you’ve probably been conditioned to believe.
Why not shoot for the stars?
Why not live your BEST life? Be the BEST version of yourself? Have the BEST to give to those around you?
Why Settle For LESS When You Can Have MORE?
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Take care of yourself and those you love,