My “Festive AF” sweatshirt has a double meaning this year! Most people know the funny version (putting AF after a word means “_____ as f*ck” – in this case, “Festive as f*ck”). But as of 10/2/22, AF has another, new meaning in my life:
What started out as a Sober October has turned into me loving, living and embracing an alcohol-free lifestyle. I’ve discovered being alcohol-free (AF) feels more in line with my goals for myself as a healthy and happy woman, mom, wife, business owner, boss and friend.
I think I always thought not drinking alcohol would leave this gaping hole in my life, or that life would be boring without it, but nothing has changed other than I’m sleeping better, have more energy, and a clearer memory of my fun times out with friends and family. I’ve discovered I’m more productive and present in all areas of my life, and I still laugh and dance and have just as much fun as I always have.
I’m really proud of myself for making this change, and am enjoying the holiday season being Festive AF. ✨
*Photos by my daughter Kate, who is my biggest reason for wanting to age as healthily as possible, and who always brings a smile to my face.
For more information on how I came to embrace an alcohol free lifestyle, check out my Sober October post.