What a week! It’s amazing how much can change in 7 days and how much this challenge is teaching me. I’ve baked two desserts (unheard of), lost and gained friends, said no when the drunk me would’ve most definitely said yes, bought my body weight in Elderflower based drinks, saved money, added time, slept like I was dead and bought an electric whisk. It’s been oddly interesting!
New Year’s Eve was my biggest challenge yet. I didn’t feel tempted to drink but felt like something was missing. I guess it was like a craving for the old me, the freedom to have what I wanted, when I wanted, and as much as I wanted, in abundance. My type of drinking was the ultimate binge. As much as humanly possible, for the longest time possible. There was no off switch.
Introducing the off switch to a stubborn old mule like me was never going to be easy and I guess last night was a bit of a low. I have always loved a party but it is very hard to party hard when you’re on an entirely different planet to the majority of your social circle/country/continent/world. And drinking Shloer. I’m worried I’m being boring, they’re worried I’m bored. If I’m honest, it was always a concern before I started Soberdom and I’m hoping that, in time, it will become easier and the party animal will return, just in a different form!
Happy New Year to you all and welcome to all the Dry January contenders .. there’s plenty of room on my wagon, just hold on tight, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride 🖤