Kim Bellas, Founder of Sober Is The New Cool
In 2013, my 15 -year-old started having seizures. Like most teenagers, he enjoyed going to parties and socializing. A significant aspect of these parties was the consumption of alcohol, and my son was unable to drink due to his seizures.
As a mother, it was instinctive to make him happy by assuring him that alcohol wasn't necessary for him to enjoy himself. It IMMEDIATELY dawned on me how hypocritical I was being as I found myself frequently drinking wine.
To prove a point to my son, I stopped drinking for 3 months. The time went by quicker than I anticipated, and I decided to remain sober for another 3 months. Following 6 months of sobriety, I found myself happier than I had been in a while. What started as an example for my son became something I decided to commit to for my son and myself.
It's now 2020, and I am proud to announce that I've been sober for 7 years. Sobriety has changed my outlook on life for the better and has improved both my physical and mental well-being.
My goal is to demonstrate that a SOBER LIFE is an exhilarating one, and anyone can reap the benefits.