Day 1

Alcohol plays too big of a part in my life so I have decided to stop drinking for awhile.  Nothing major or awful has happened but I see danger in the future and feel like now is the time to make a change.  Alcoholism runs in my family.  So today is Day 1 of my no drinking journey.  I don’t know how long it will last.  I want to learn how to have fun without alcohol.  I am going to cultivate new hobbies.  I have spent enough time sitting at a bar.  I like being social but there are other things I can do.  And I have pinned 97 DIY projects that I can work on.  In my mind I equate alcohol with fun and I need to change that mindset.  I have been going out too much and overdoing it with the alcohol.  I never know when to stop.  I have a hard time going out for a drink or 2.  And then the next day I feel full of guilt and shame plus hungover and disappointed in myself.  I don’t want to feel that way anymore.  So today is the start of something new!  I am excited.  Since I am not saying I am never drinking again it seems like something manageable.  When I have tried not to drink in the past I end up bored so I am going to keep myself busy with non alcohol related things.

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