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Let’s Normalize Sobriety

A little over a year ago I quit drinking. It’s not something I’ve spent a lot of time talking about mostly because that part of my past is not something I’m exactly proud of. I love Jesus and I was drinking almost every day. It’s difficult to reconcile the two—at least for me. 

So there I was, on the brink of my business exploding and I was purposely avoiding evening appointments so that I could enjoy a few drinks. It wasn’t so much the actual alcohol that was a problem for me, it was the motivation behind it. I had had my heart completely broken by several family members over the years and then one of my very best friends broke it too and I found myself looking forward to that evening drink. 

Then I found myself needing that evening drink. Then I realized that I was letting my husband put the kids to bed so that I didn’t have to delay having that drink. That’s the culture we’re in right now though, isn’t it? “Mommy needs a drink”, “it’s wine time”, “this is mommy’s special juice”. I like a funny meme probably more than the average person but I started to cringe when I saw them. 

I don’t think anyone wants to admit that they have a problem with alcohol. A lot of people probably don’t have a problem, but again, it was the motivation behind why I felt the need to drink that tipped me off to the issue. Was I really not able to function without alcohol? How was I going to run a multi million dollar empire if I was half in the bag by 7pm every night? 

Someone I respected at the time casually mentioned at some point that she used to have a problem with alcohol and so she didn’t drink anymore and it got me thinking. Why don’t we normalize sobriety more often? Why does it feel like a dirty secret or something that we have to defend? 

I don’t sit in judgment of people who drink. How could I? But because it was so profound for me when she said it, I’m going to say it too. 

I had a problem with alcohol and so I don’t drink anymore. If you needed someone to normalize it so that you could admit maybe you’re struggling with it too, I hope that helped.

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Meggan Larson

Meggan Larson

Award Winning & Amazon Best Selling Author, Course Creator, Adoptee, founder of Fly With Me Academy & co-founder of Starfish Stories Publishing Company.

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I published my first book in 2020 and went on to publish several more books within a year. I write fiction and non fiction and love to help others write and publish books as well.

I was adopted as a baby, have gone through stage four metastatic cancer, and nearly lost my life during my last pregnancy due to placenta percreta. I believe that we go through difficult circumstances so that we can reach back into the fire with buckets of water to help others.

My life ambitions include expanding my non profit organization to provide financial relief to families going through an unexpected medical crisis, building safe haven homes for women and their children escaping domestic violence situations, and learning how to homestead in order to become more self sufficient.



I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade, switched to an alternate school and was valedictorian the following year.


I met my husband on a sort of blind date when I was 15 and have been in love with him ever since (married for nearly 15 years now!).


I’ve always homeschooled my three amazing kids because I genuinely love getting to hang out with them every day.