Hey, I'm Arctic! Retired party animal, deep thinker, and writer from the UK. I'm sharing everything from sobriety insights to my most intimate, personal stories. From lifestyle hacks to opinion pieces, fiction and more. Expect it all!
How I Enter 2023
Happy New Year! Here we are, finally. It’s the first of January in an entirely new year, and I can’t help but feel excited for all the experience and opportunity to come. Has it been an amazing year? Well, no. But the back-end of 2022 had more ups than downs, and that’s what I want to explore today.
Save Yourself, Save Humanity
If you feel like the world we live in is in absolute turmoil, you’re not alone. It’s no secret that we’re living in a dark time. But it’s not a traditional evil we face. It’s not like the stories of old, where the heroes can take up arms and ride into battle against the unnamed darkness that threatens humanity. It’s a deeper issue, a sickness growing deep within each of us, like a cancer.
3 Mindset Shifts For Lasting Sobriety
Sobriety is hard, man. There’s no two ways about it. There’s a reason literally nobody does it. Whether it’s that niggling voice in the back of your mind that tells you a couple of beers is normal and fine, or the other (often louder) voice that tells you moderating to the weekends is ‘A-Okay,’ there’s always some kind of excuse to have a drink. And this makes the whole process a little like self-imposed torture in the beginning.
6 Things To Do Instead Of Drink Alcohol On A Friday Night
If we’re going to get sober and stay sober, we need things to do instead of drinking alcohol where we usually would. For most of us, going sober means lots of changes for our body, mind, and emotions, and it’s to be expected.
Things I’ve Learned From Spending 50 Days Sober
50 Days ago I decided to go sober. I decided that I deserved better for myself than the way I was living. I decided to elevate myself from the situations I’d often find myself in, purely from continuing to live in a way that facilitated toxic habits.
Top 10 Marvel Movies Ranked (Part 1)
I'm not gonna lie... I'm struggling to get on board with a post-endgame Marvel. There was something truly magical about the multi-tonal journey between Tony Stark's grounded introduction in 2010 to the huge culmination of super-powered beings vs tyranical purple alien in Endgame.