If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand – shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. Matthew 5:15-16 (MSG)
Meet Tawny Lara | Sobrie Tea Party
Tell us a little about your website/mission/ministry.
I’m a sober blogger living in New York City. I started blogging during Winter 2015, when I decided to quit drinking. My blog, sobrieteaparty.com covers everything from addiction to mental health to personal growth to sober-friendly activities in NYC.
What is the number one thing on your bucket list? Will you do it?
I’m an avid bucket list-er! The next goal I’m working towards is becoming bilingual. I plan on living in a Spanish speaking country to fully grasp the language.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?
You don’t need alcohol to be the best possible version of yourself. You’re pretty great as you are! Also, every body is a bikini body.
If you could change anything about the world we live in now, what would it be and why?
I wish there was less judgment and more empathy. Let’s stop judging people who live differently than we do, and start asking questions in order to learn about them as individuals. Once we are able to see each other as individuals, we can empathize with them.
If you could spend an evening with any fictional character, who would it be? What would you do?
Leslie Knope. We would drink tea and talk about how we are going to change the world.
I’ve included you because I believe you are bringing much-needed light to this world. Why do you do what you do? What keeps you going every day?
I write about sobriety and mental health because we need to talk about these issues. The more we talk about stigmatized issues, the less stigmatized they will be.
It’s OK to go to therapy.
It’s OK to need medication.
It’s OK to admit to needing help.