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What I've Learned from 80 Days of Sobriety

So, I’ve been alcohol-free for 80 days. That feels like everything and nothing at all. I thought I’d write a little piece here about some of the things I’ve come to realize for myself in the past 80 days – things I wish someone would’ve explained to me before I started. 688 more words


drinking and other acts with Charles Bukowski

Inspired by Mark Renney’s poem, Any Orders Before Time, here’s a story about Bukowski I wrote a while back…

He let me hang around after the poetry reading when I promised to pick up his tab. 940 more words


uni on a week day

it’s another night in
while all your friends get fucked,
can’t say no to
peer pressure

it never grows old
“do it for me”,
“you have to”, 241 more words


This weekend

So this weekend was all based around seeing L and visiting the University of Liverpool open day.

My train journey was accompanied by 40 minutes of a baby screaming its lungs out with no attempt by anyone to quieten it and it’s sibling being allowed to run around banging tables on th back of chairs up, very annoying when you’re sat in one of said seats. 272 more words


Drinking and anxiety

I guess one really big part of my life as a student definitely has to be the social aspect, although primarily I came to university to study a degree, along with this also came the task of meeting new people and making new friends. 711 more words