Hi, I’m Emily G.
Hi, I’m Emily G. I’m a former party girl turned sober travel blogger. Before I got sober, I had graduated from a top university, met a man that I loved, and lived in New Orleans, the most exciting city in the world. From the outside looking in, I should have been happy. Only I knew that I had hit a breaking point emotionally and spiritually. I was sleeping all day and working all night at restaurants, plus not using my degree or creative talents at all. I was self-obsessed and thought a fulfilling life was going to be handed to me on a silver platter.
Even though the proof was there, I didn’t want to admit that I was an alcoholic. No, I didn’t drink every day, yet. But, I did use weed to numb myself every day for many years. No, I didn’t get arrested, yet. But I didn’t have control over my actions after the first drink. I was temporarily insane anytime alcohol was in my system. No, I didn’t lose my family, yet. But they didn’t know the full story.
I was granted clarity after moving back home to Memphis, TN, and decided to reach out for help. I slowly began to be honest with myself by no longer numbing my emotions. Getting sober has not been a miracle cure all for my problems, nor was it a quick transformation. It has taken time, action, and multiple Day Ones.
The most incredible part of this journey is that I’ve discovered and embraced my authentic self today. My passion for travel blossomed when I traveled to Europe only one month sober. I booked the trip not expecting to be sober. In fact, I expected the opposite. My expectations of sober travel were exceeded to say the least. I ice-skated in London, saw the sights of Amsterdam (not high), watched New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Eiffel Tower, all happily sober.
Now, I am able to travel the world today because I can trust intuition, whereas I did not trust myself drinking at all. I still enjoy taking risks, costume parties, celebrations, dancing, and wearing sparkly dresses. Those things are just as fun for me sober because I do not have to worry about where the night will lead. My personality has stayed the same, AKA I am just as wild, curious, and exciting as I was while drinking. However, now, I can use that powerful energy towards helping others and fulfilling the dreams I have for my life. I am sharing my journey now in order to encourage others in sobriety that adventure is still out there!
Why I Am Sharing My Story on My Sober Travels blog
My mission is to provide non-drinkers with resources and success stories to encourage that sober travel isn’t boring. My Sober Travels is a blog about navigating sobriety while also exploring the world. I navigate the challenges that arise in sobriety while traveling sober, sharing my authentic experiences and recovery resources along the way. No matter your reasons for sobriety, adventure is still out there. My life is now more full and fulfilling than I ever dreamed. I want you to think, “If she did this, I can too!”
Do let anything stop you from exploring the world!
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