I’m going strong in my sobriety (I will reach my four month milestone on December 10th) but looking forward to motivating others to try a month AF (alcohol free). So through groups on Facebook and SparkPeople – I launch challenges – to perhaps get someone started and experiment with what it feels like to cut out alcohol for just one month.
It’s daunting for some to think of doing this at a time of year that is filled with events, gatherings as we near the holiday season. But there will always be something going on! I am actually looking forward to each event being the most memorable ever as I’ll be ever present and 100% THERE! No more missed or forgotten moments!
When I drank and with age – I found that my memories became harder to recall and I even experienced blackouts at time. I don’t know about you but life is too short and I don’t want to miss a thing! I want to savor every moment I can and live in the here and now – being completely present!
Here’s to losing the booze in order to gain so much more! Stop thinking you’ll be missing out on anything … and start seeing the gift you can give yourself by going AF! Afraid of going it alone? Join us – contact me via my Facebook Page and I can add you to the secret Lose ‘da Booze 100 Day Success group (named fondly as it was created January 1st, 2017 when others joined ME in doing 100 Days AF). Want to know more about it? Check out this post: Lose ‘da Booze Secret Group
My blogs date back to 2013 … that’s how long I’ve been trying to finally get to where I am today! FIVE years of trying to do long stretches… trying to moderate… only to find myself back in the vicious cycle of feeling regret, guilt and at times shame. This year marked 40 years of this drinking career and I was able to finally let it go by shifting the wording to something positive and instead of saying “I’ll never drink again”… I simply stated “I am retired from the drinking life” and it clicked! It made it something positive. It made room for better things to come into my life!
So while 100 days is not my longest stretch (the one to beat next is 174 days which I broke in February of this year)… but this 100th day will be my last as there will be no more day ONE’s for me. I’m in this for life and loving it! #LoseDaBooze all the way!!
If you’d like to know more about our group – here’s a link to a bit more about it! We’d love to have you join in perhaps for the NEW Year (or sooner) … as you try out maybe 30 days or 100 days or decide that perhaps you’re done for good too! Whatever goals you may have we will support it in a non-judgmental way. 100 Days Lose ‘Da Booze group