I welcome you to my safe space that I call Happy Daddy. I’m a husband. A son. A brother. I’m also a daddy. A sober daddy.
“I wanted to share my story with you to help me on both my own journey and hopefully you on yours…”
- Bye for now
I’ve taken the decision to step back from my Happy Daddy Blog and associated social media for a period of time.
It’s been an exhausting 20 weeks or so which has included my daughter being really unwell and hospitalised for several weeks, my own mental health struggles and time away from work. There are other things going on in my personal life but I’d rather not go into it at this time.
I return to work after 18 weeks away on Monday and I need to focus on that because it’s an important part of my life and something I take seriously. It will give me routine and something to get my brain engaged with other than being a parent.
Unfortunately I’ve chosen to drink alcohol again, albeit I picked up on Thursday when on my own and haven’t drank since. Some will say it’s a wobble, others will say it’s a relapse. My parents will say it’s fine because it was ‘just’ cans of Guinness. Others will say I’ll never change. Whatever you think or want to label it, I chose to consciously do it and once again I let myself and others down. Its on me.
I’m safe, I’m sober and I’m focused on the next stage of my life which involves some big changes. I’ll be back blogging soon but in the meantime look after yourself and live your best life.
Happy Daddy Guest Speaker & Writer
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