Hi, I’m Joanne. I stopped drinking in November 2013. It was my best decision ever!
I created The Sober Angel as a resource for women who are looking to change their relationship with alcohol. It’s my passion to inspire women not just to live life alcohol-free but to LOVE it too.
Up until then, I was a drinker, a participant in the ‘social lubricant’ that is alcohol, and why not, it brought me fun and happiness! My life as a drinker was good, I had a great job and lots of friends, so to the outside world I was a ‘normal’ social drinker.
However, increasingly drinking for me had become far too regular and I had started to question if I was in control of it.
I had convinced myself that I didn’t have ‘a problem’ with alcohol because I could go for periods of time without it. I always went back to it as I believed that I needed alcohol to enjoy life and that by giving it up completely I would be missing out.
I was drinking too much, my thinking was distorted, and I was stuck.
Along the journey, I realised that I was in fact not alone in sobriety and that there are lots of women out there who are now non-drinkers and have chosen to not drink with the goal of becoming a better version of themselves. I wanted to be part of this tribe.
As the sober months went by I faced many challenges but promised myself I would just keep going until I felt better. The positive sober revelations started to trickle in. Some revelations hit me like the draft from a rocket launcher and others in more of a watching grass growing kind of way, but either way the shift I started to see a sober perspective and I now wonder why I ever chose to drink.
My life has changed for the better and now I live and love life alcohol-free and I want to help people like you to do the same because I understand how you feel right now, reading this today.
I re-trained as a Coach. This has helped me live out my core values of being useful to others and empowering people to grow.