alison
(@alisonfromashes)

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addiction ➡️ recovery & sobriety ➡️ world travel 👊🏽shake the disease👊🏽 ✨find your passion✨

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alison
(@alisonfromashes)

1 Day 5 Hours Ago

#sobertravel through the rural villages of india was pure joy 🇮🇳 . when we get sober, we can go anywhere - the possibilities are limitless. if you have any questions about staying sober while traveling (or really anything travel or sobriety- related), hit me up 🤓

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

3 Days 7 Hours Ago

nature: it’s cheaper than booze and more fun than therapy 🍂👌🏼 #soberoctober

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

1 Day 3 Hours Ago

this is me. sober. at a wedding ✨ . at one point in my life, these three things (me, sober, weddings) simply did not go together. years ago, i attended a completely dry wedding, and i’m pretty sure my head nearly popped off my body - that’s how anxious and furious it made me that i couldn’t drink for those few hours of my life 🤯 . i remember the first wedding i attended in sobriety, and it was one where i knew my date and that was it. i dreaded it for weeks and wondered just what the heck i would even DO with myself if i couldn’t drink...i mean, how would i even socialize without something to take the edge off?! and, not going to lie, i spent a good chunk of the night feeling super uncomfortable and fidgety, taking “bathroom breaks” just to escape the small talk or conversations amongst people who obviously knew one another well, and i felt like a creep just standing there listening with nothing to contribute. but i made it through the night without drinking. which was a HUGE first for me. yes, i was uncomfortable. yes, i missed my crutch. but i didn’t die. and i didn’t drink . fast forward several years, and i’ve now been to many weddings sober. i still use my same tricks that i did in the beginning: keep a fizzy water in my hand at all times, have an exit strategy, take a walk and text friends if i need to. and last night, i had an absolute blast showing up to celebrate two awesome people getting hitched 💜 . i’m writing this to the person struggling. i’m writing to tell you that it is totally possible to get to a place of neutrality when it comes to alcohol. some things never change, but this is one that can ✨

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

10 Days 7 Hours Ago

... the only thing i’m smoking this #soberoctober 🔥 . (it’s a breadstick)

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

15 Days 5 Hours Ago

#psa : getting sober allows dreams like THIS to become become reality ✨ . if you are struggling today, reach out, ask for help or advice or for someone to just listen. we have all had our own Day One 💜

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

18 Days 6 Hours Ago

got lost on a walk and ended up here 🖤 . #getlostonpurpose

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

23 Days 7 Hours Ago

i used to think it would be undesirable - scratch that - IMPOSSIBLE to travel without drinking alcohol. this was my mindset for decades. when i got sober and decided that i wanted to travel, the biggest hurdle i had was that dreaded first sober plane ride. but i had faith that the reward would outweigh my fear, that the pure joy and freedom of travel would be worth those early days of uncomfortability. this decision to #justgo has been the second-best decision of my life, and i haven’t turned back yet! . besides, who needs booze when you have these views? (oh yes i did) 🙅🏻‍♀️🥃 . #nationalrecoverymonth #sobertravel

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

27 Days 24 Hours Ago

this lil guy is officially known as “Moloch Horridus” - or thorny devil. he is native to australia, and i found him wandering around in the outback looking all cute and intimidating 😈 . i was obsessed with lizards as a tomboy growing up in florida and used to let them bite my ears so i could wear them as earrings 🤣 anyone else??

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-09-19 03:01:37

a huge heartfelt thank you to Boston Voyager Magazine for including me in their “Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories” series - what an honor! 💫 check out my article - link in bio ⬆️ . it has become clear to me that my recovery is by far my greatest asset, so i’m going to keep sharing and recovering out loud and saying ✌🏼 to the stigma and prejudice against addiction. i could burst into a million pieces (in a really good confetti-like way) just thinking about the freedom i have in my life today. all because #sobrietyrocks 🤘🏼

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-09-17 04:28:08

misty morning palms at #angkorthom

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-09-13 07:00:24

a curious cat surveying the famous fez tanneries

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-09-09 05:02:11

today is my birthday. my 40th. it’s also the anniversary of the death of both my father and my grandfather. so it’s a very emotionally charged day all around. i wrote a short piece about it (link in bio), and i’m officially declaring my 40s my BONUS YEARS - because i really should have already been dead the way i treated myself while in active addiction. grateful to be alive, 40 is going to be GD awesome, love to you all 💜 . temp link in bio ☝🏼 . #alloriginalparts #1978 . 📸: my dear ex-husband (sobriety helps heal even the deepest wounds) ✨

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-09-07 03:54:43

i want to thank @sober_bryy and @sober_bro for inviting me onto their show to talk about all things sobriety, travel, life, and lemurs (i’m not explaining - you’ll have to listen 🙃). i had a blast, but more importantly, these guys are doing SUCH important work, and i’m just honored and humbled to be a part of their overarching message of hope and recovery 🙌🏼 . temp link to podcast in bio - please consider following these guys who are committed to helping others to get and stay #soberaf . @soberlife_sd

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-09-05 04:26:36

trying to channel the calm of this pristine beach today because my mind is anything but serene lately. not sure what’s going on up there, i suppose something is being worked out inside of me 😖 . one. day. at. a. time. 🙏

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-09-02 05:56:29

lately, i’m as prickly as these thousands of cacti 🌵 i’m learning its okay to be angry, as long as i don’t plan on setting up camp and making a home there. which, not gonna lie, sounds pretty appealing sometimes, at least in the short term 🙃 . HERE’S TO ANOTHER GORGEOUS SOBER LABOR DAY WEEKEND! #practicenotperfection

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-08-30 04:14:18

i’m not a religious person. but i can still appreciate #salvationmountain - an oasis of faith and art in an otherwise desolate landscape 🙌🏼

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-08-28 08:42:44

today, my shirt says it all. SOBER. no matter what. through the good. and through the shit. and today is the shit. lost my grandmother last night. lost a big client. dealing with a lot of anger swings. i’m just IN IT right now. but it’s nothing a drink will fix. and nothing that acting out will make better. so i’m going to stay sober. and talk about my stuff with my trusted advisors AKA my ride-or-dies. and i’m going to keep going, keep being grateful for my blessings, and keep trying to spread the message of hope and recovery. we can stay sober and somewhat graceful through any and all conditions.

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-08-26 06:22:40

these girls came running from the field they were working in when they saw me biking along the adjacent dirt path because they wanted me to take their picture - i’m glad they did 💜