A weekend away with my TRIBE

I’m just back from an amazing weekend away with strangers. Well, not exactly strangers, but people I met online. Sounds dodgy, doesn’t it? 

The website Living Sober isn’t just for “alcoholics”. It’s a place for anyone who is sick of drinking as much as they have been. So whether that’s a daily habit from sun-up to sun-down, or whether it’s the party, binge drinker (like me), it’s a terrific site with a common thread of wanting to live healthier lives.

So we decided to meet offline.

  
Photo Credit: Lotta Dann aka Mrs D

Lotta put it this way: “connecting like minded people around the globe in pursuit of happiness”. Perfect.

I’ve met a lot of new people. I’m socially awkward but didn’t feel awkward or uncomfortable for a second amongst this lot. There’s an instant connection bonding us together. The word “tribe” was used a lot by many different people over the weekend. And finally, at age 40 I feel like I BELONG.

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12 thoughts on “A weekend away with my TRIBE

  1. GeeA says:

    You and me both! Love reading your blog. And am hopeful the new direction for mine will emerge…..keep writing. You’re an inspiration! Looking forward to our next catch up. Have a fabulous day!

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    • Water Girl NZ says:

      Ah my friend, how I wish we could have spent more time together! Long narrow dining tables don’t make it easy to move around. I was hoping to chat with you at the Southern Cross but you and Jo were having a private, intense conversation, which she needed I think! You’re such a wonderful person. I feel so blessed to have connected with you 💗

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  2. ainsobriety says:

    Lovely!
    Last year I met up with a group of sober women I met online. They have become lifelong friends and that experience solidified my decision to be sober long term.
    We do brave things!

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