While we were on holiday, I hit the TWO YEAR (!) no alcohol anniversary and today marks a whole 25 months (!).
writing “2 years” in the sand on a beach in thailand is a pretty excellent way to celebrate
I’m pretty pleased with this experiment and I can’t see any reason at all to stop. If you’re considering quitting – even for a little bit, why not give it a crack?
I found these books (and authors’ blogs) pretty helpful reading and various points in the “journey”. You could do worse things than give them a read – that’s about as evangelical as I’m going to get.
I’ve also taken much inspiration from the excellent ganching who, although she doesn’t write about it over much, has been doing this much longer than I and has managed remain hip and interesting and doesn’t live like a cloistered nun despite not taking drink.
Amongst other things like health and sanity, I often like to think of sobriety in terms of money not spent. My quite rough calcs of an average of one $30 bottle of wine a day** X 760 days = $22,800.
Rather horrifying isn’t it? I suspect this does somewhat enable those holidays to exotic locations to write in the sand.
Today also marks 347 days since I ate chocolate – that particular challenge has been just about as difficult as you’d imagine.
** sometimes much more, sometimes much less – both price and frequency, but $30 a day would likely be the low average.